Moraxella lacunata septic arthritis in a patient with lupus nephritis

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Nov;47(11):3787-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01403-09. Epub 2009 Sep 30.

Abstract

Moraxella lacunata is a rare, usually commensal gram-negative rod most commonly associated with eye infections. We report a unique case of noniatrogenic M. lacunata bacteremia and septic knee arthritis in a patient with class III-IV lupus nephritis and speculate on the association between invasive Moraxella infection and renal impairment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Infectious / complications*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / drug therapy
  • Arthritis, Infectious / microbiology
  • Arthritis, Infectious / surgery
  • Bacteremia / complications
  • Bacteremia / microbiology
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Debridement
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Lupus Nephritis / complications*
  • Moraxella / isolation & purification*
  • Moraxellaceae Infections / complications*
  • Moraxellaceae Infections / drug therapy
  • Moraxellaceae Infections / microbiology
  • Moraxellaceae Infections / surgery
  • Penicillanic Acid / administration & dosage
  • Penicillanic Acid / analogs & derivatives
  • Penicillanic Acid / therapeutic use
  • Piperacillin / administration & dosage
  • Piperacillin / therapeutic use
  • Piperacillin, Tazobactam Drug Combination
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Piperacillin, Tazobactam Drug Combination
  • Penicillanic Acid
  • Piperacillin