Desulfovibrio legallii prosthetic shoulder joint infection and review of antimicrobial susceptibility and clinical characteristics of Desulfovibrio infections

Shawn Vasoo, Erin L. Mason, Daniel R. Gustafson, Scott A. Cunningham, Nicolynn C. Cole, Emily A. Vetter, Scott P. Steinmann, Walter R. Wilson, Robin Patel, Elie F. Berbari, Nancy K. Henry

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3105-3110
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume52
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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