A Novel Prosthetic Joint Infection Pathogen, Mycoplasma salivarium, Identified by Metagenomic Shotgun Sequencing

Matthew Thoendel, Patricio Jeraldo, Kerryl E. Greenwood-Quaintance, Nicholas Chia, Matthew P. Abdel, James M. Steckelberg, Douglas R. Osmon, Robin Patel

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Abstract

Defining the microbial etiology of culture-negative prosthetic joint infection (PJI) can be challenging. Metagenomic shotgun sequencing is a new tool to identify organisms undetected by conventional methods. We present a case where metagenomics was used to identify Mycoplasma salivarium as a novel PJI pathogen in a patient with hypogammaglobulinemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-335
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2017

Keywords

  • Mycoplasma
  • metagenomics.
  • prosthetic joint infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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