Destructive knee joint infection caused by Peptostreptococcus micros: Importance of early microbiological diagnosis

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Abstract

Peptostreptococcus micros is a commensal of the oral cavity and the genitourinary tract that rarely causes serious infections. A case of a destructive knee joint infection with rapid progress caused by P. micros is presented. The significance of the microbiological findings was initially not acknowledged, which contributed to a nonsuccessful clinical outcome.

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  • Skåne University Hospital
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  • Infectious Medicine
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2737-2739
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes