Tularaemia is a zoonotic infection caused by Francisella tularensis.Ulceroglandular, glandular, oculoglandular, pharyngeal, typhoidal and pneumonic types are the different types of the disease. Infection of prosthetic joints occurs at an exceedingly uncommon rate. We report a case of prosthetic joint infection involving the hip with F. tularensis, which to the best of our knowledge after a thorough literature review is the second of its kind.
- bone and joint infections
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Contributors HR: carried out the initial case review, literature search, case write up and editing. AP: carried out literature review, case editing and was also involved in the care and follow-up of the patient as infectious disease physician. MM: was involved in the care of the patient as orthopedic surgeon and carried out case editing.
Competing interests None declared.
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