Corynebacterium jeikeium prosthetic joint infection: Case report and literature review

Imad M. Tleyjeh, Mohammed O. Qutub, Mohanad Bakleh, Muhammad R. Sohail, Abinash Virk

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Abstract

Corynebacterium jeikeium (C. jeikeium) prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) are extremely rare. Previously reported cases required total resection arthroplasty. We describe a case of C. jeikeium PJI successfully treated with partial removal of the prosthesis and administration of 6 weeks vancomycin followed by chronic suppression with minocycline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-153
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume37
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Tleyjeh, I. M., Qutub, M. O., Bakleh, M., Sohail, M. R., & Virk, A. (2005). Corynebacterium jeikeium prosthetic joint infection: Case report and literature review. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 37(2), 151-153.