https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31833975/

2019 Dec;9(4):e0081. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.19.00081.

Total Knee Bartonella henselae Infection: An Unusual Manifestation of Cat Scratch Disease: A Case Report.

Abstract

CASE:

This is the first clinical report of periprosthetic total joint infection caused by Bartonella henselae. A 65-year-old woman developed an acutely painful total knee 3 weeks after a cat scratch. Serial joint aspirations and tissue cultures failed to identify any organism. Diagnosis was performed with polymerase chain reaction analysis. She underwent a 2-stage revision with successful symptom resolution.

CONCLUSIONS:

Bartonella is an unusual cause of total knee infection requiring alternative techniques for diagnosis because cultures are unlikely to be definitive.

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