Prosthetic joint infection due to Lysobacter thermophilus diagnosed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing

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B Dhawan; S Sebastian; R Malhotra; A Kapil; D Gautam;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (issn: 0255-0857, eissn: 1998-3646)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4103/0255-0857.174124
  • Subject: Lysobacter thermophilus | prosthetic joint infection | total knee replacement | Microbiology | QR1-502

We report the first case of prosthetic joint infection caused by Lysobacter thermophilus which was identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Removal of prosthesis followed by antibiotic treatment resulted in good clinical outcome. This case illustrates the use of molecula... View more
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