A case of Q fever prosthetic joint infection and description of an assay for detection of Coxiella burnetii

Aaron J. Tande, Scott A. Cunningham, Didier Raoult, Franklin H. Sim, Elie F. Berbari, Robin Patel

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We present the first published case of Coxiella burnetii prosthetic joint infection. Diagnosis was established with PCR and culture of periprosthetic tissue and synovial fluid (and serology). A novel PCR assay is described herein. Q fever should be considered in patients with prosthetic joint infection without an identified pathogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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