J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(4):194-197. doi:10.7150/jbji.35703

Case Report

Mycobacterium Avium Prosthetic Hip Infection on Abatacept Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin

Rachel Sigler1✉, Jessica R. Newman2

1. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center;
2. Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Kansas Medical Center.

Abstract

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are well-described pulmonary pathogens in patients with underlying lung disease. Extra-pulmonary infections with NTM are rare. We describe a prosthetic hip infection with Mycobacterium avium complex. Increased immunosuppressing medications and number of total joint replacements are expected to increase the prevalence of NTM infections in the future.

Keywords: MAC, joint infection, immunosuppression, prosthetic joint

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Sigler R, Newman JR. Mycobacterium Avium Prosthetic Hip Infection on Abatacept Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin. J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(4):194-197. doi:10.7150/jbji.35703. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v04p0194.htm