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Abstract

Introduction:

This case report describes the secondary infection of a total elbow prosthesis with the uncommon Gram‐negative organism . To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of an elbow arthroplasty being affected by this organism.

Case presentation:

A 57‐year‐old male had a right total elbow replacement in 2009, which subsequently became infected with , eventually leading to an above‐elbow amputation.

Conclusion:

This case highlights the importance of a combined surgical and microbiological approach for the difficult treatment of deep joint replacement infections. Although is currently a rare pathogen in infection following arthroplasty, given the increasing number of multidrug‐resistant organisms, it may represent a future challenge to both surgeons and microbiologists.

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