Infection of orthopedic prostheses after Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

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Journal Article

We prospectively evaluated 53 patients with prosthetic joints and 27 patients with other orthopedic prosthetic devices who developed Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). After exclusion of patients with primary postoperative infections, the risk of a prosthesis becoming infected by means of hematogenous seeding after SAB was 34% (15 of 44 patients) for prosthetic joints and 7% (1 of 15 patients) for other orthopedic prostheses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murdoch, DR; Roberts, SA; Fowler, VG; Shah, MA; Taylor, SL; Morris, AJ; Corey, GR

Published Date

  • February 15, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 647 - 649

PubMed ID

  • 11181131

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11181131

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1058-4838

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/318704

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States