Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6C presenting as recurrent prosthetic knee joint infection in a patient with a history of congenital asplenia and underlying autoimmune disease: A case report and literature review

Amity L. Roberts, Angela L. Hewlett, Jigui Yu, Moon H. Nahm, Paul D. Fey, Peter C. Iwen

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Abstract

This report describes a case of primary Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia with prosthetic joint infection caused by serotype 6C with recurrent infection in a patient with a history of congenital asplenia and underlying autoimmune disease. Isolates from the primary and recurrent infections were determined to be indistinguishable by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. This study expands the conditions associated with recurrent invasive pneumococcal disease caused by serotype 6C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-379
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Prosthetic
  • Recurrent
  • Serotype 6C
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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