Infection

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 407–412 | Cite as

Posttraumatic ankle arthritis due to a novel Nocardia species

  • I. Uçkay
  • K. Bouchuiguir-Wafa
  • B. Ninet
  • S. Emonet
  • M. Assal
  • S. Harbarth
  • J. Schrenzel
Case Report

Abstract

Introduction

Nocardial arthritis in immunocompetent patients is rare, and the optimum duration of antimicrobial therapy is unknown, although several months of antibiotic treatment is often recommended.

Case report

We here report the first case of human infection with a novel Nocardia sp., summarise the epidemiology of nocardial arthritis and outline the feasibility of relatively short antibiotic treatments after careful surgical drainage.

Keywords

Arthritis Cotrimoxazole Nocardia Posttraumatic Surgery 

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© Urban & Vogel 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Uçkay
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Bouchuiguir-Wafa
    • 3
  • B. Ninet
    • 3
  • S. Emonet
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Assal
    • 1
  • S. Harbarth
    • 2
  • J. Schrenzel
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Surgery Service, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of MedicineUniversity of GenevaGeneva 14Switzerland
  2. 2.Service of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of MedicineUniversity of GenevaGeneva 14Switzerland
  3. 3.Laboratory of Bacteriology, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of MedicineUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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