Stuart Goodman

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  • Delayed-onset Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection with staphylococcal superinfection after total knee replacement. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.) Al-Shaikh, R., Goodman, S. B. 2003; 32 (6): 302-305


    Infection of a total joint replacement with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is uncommon in North America. This case describes a staphylococcal superinfection that masked an underlying tuberculous infection after total knee replacement and subsequent placement of a cement spacer. The patient had no evidence of M tuberculosis infection elsewhere. The most common explanation for these events is local reactivation of quiescent tuberculosis of the knee joint. The patient was treated successfully with surgical d├ębridement, arthrodesis, and antituberculous medication.

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