Corynebacterium bovis shoulder prosthetic joint infection: the first reported case

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009 Jun;64(2):213-5. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2009.02.003. Epub 2009 Mar 21.


We report the first case of Corynebacterium bovis shoulder prosthetic joint infection. The organism was isolated from intraoperative tissue culture and from the removed prosthesis using sonication. A 2-stage exchange and 3 months of antibiotic therapy were performed. C. bovis may cause implant-associated infections, which can manifest as low-grade infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Corynebacterium / classification
  • Corynebacterium / isolation & purification*
  • Corynebacterium Infections / diagnosis*
  • Corynebacterium Infections / microbiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / microbiology*
  • Shoulder Joint / microbiology*