Posttraumatic ankle arthritis due to a novel Nocardia species
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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.
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.
KeywordsArthritis Cotrimoxazole Nocardia Posttraumatic Surgery
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