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JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Vol. 44, No. 9, 2006; Pages: 3463–3464


Hip Prosthesis Infection Due to Mycobacterium wolinskyi

Celine Pulcini,1 Eric Vandenbussche,2 Isabelle Podglajen,1,3 Wladimir Sougakoff,3,4
Chantal Truffot-Pernot,4 Annie Buu-Hoi,1 Emmanuelle Varon,1 and Jean-Luc Mainardi1,3*

Department of Microbiology, Faculte´ de Medecine, Universite´ Paris-Descartes, AP-HP Hopital
Europeen Georges Pompidou, 20 rue Leblanc, 75908 Paris Cedex 15, France.

Abstract

Mycobacterium wolinskyi, first described in 1999, is a rapidly growing mycobacterium related to the Mycobacterium smegmatis group. Only eight cases of infection due to this microorganism have been reported, including three cases of bone infection. Here, we present the first case of a joint prosthesis infection cured with the combination of surgery and prolonged antibiotic therapy. The microorganism was identified by biochemical tests and 16S rRNA and Hsp65 gene sequence analysis

Keywords:Mycobacterium wolinskyi;prolonged antibiotic therapy;mycobacterium;Hsp65 gene sequence analysis;Mycobacterium smegmatis;microorganism;16S rRNA;taxonomy.


Corresponding author: Tel 33 1 56 09 39 51; Fax 33 1 56 09 24 46

E-mail: jlmainar @bhdc.jussieu.fr

 

 
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