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Abstract

Introduction:

is an exclusively human commensal and mucosal pathogen. For years, this bacterium has been known to cause upper and lower respiratory tract infections, the latter of which most often occur in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, has also been described in various unusual localizations.

Case presentation:

We describe the first case of a knee prosthetic infection due to A 75-year-old immunocompetent woman developed a knee infection 5 months after a total knee arthroplasty. The origin of the infection was probably due to a bronchitis episode with haematogenous spread leading to an acute prosthetic infection.

Conclusion:

should be included in the list of potential pathogens from the throat flora such as and . A review of the literature revealed the same clinical presentation, surgical strategy and outcome.

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