We describe a case of shoulder hemiarthroplasty infection with Desulfovibrio legallii. Antimicrobial susceptibilities of 36 Desulfovibrio isolates are presented. Metronidazole and carbapenems exhibited reliable activity, although piperacillin-tazobactam did not. Eleven previous cases of Desulfovibrio infection are reviewed; most arose from a gastrointestinal tract-related source.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of clinical microbiology|
|State||Published - Aug 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)