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CASE REPORT
Total hip arthroplasty infection caused by an unusual organism, Salmonella; its successful management and literature review
  1. Chetan Muralidhara Rao Dojode1,
  2. Jessica Stephens Hemingway2,
  3. Puthur Damodaran1,
  4. Nirav N Shah3
  1. 1Furlong Fellow in Arthroplasty & Revision Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
  2. 2Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
  3. 3Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Chetan Muralidhara Rao Dojode, drchetanmdojode{at}gmail.com

Summary

Prosthetic joint infection due to Salmonella spp is rare. Here we report an acute case of Salmonella enteritidis infection of a total hip arthroplasty in a man taking immunosuppressant medication. He was managed with antibiotics and two-stage revision surgery.

  • bone and joint infections
  • orthopaedics
  • salmonella
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  • Contributors CMRD: writing and revision of the manuscript. JSH: data collection and writing the article. PD: data collection and interpretation. NNS: supervision and final approval. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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