Septic arthritis caused by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans: A case report and review of the literature

Anaerobe. 2021 Aug;70:102407. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2021.102407. Epub 2021 Jun 18.


Septic arthritis can occur by hematogenous seeding, direct joint inoculation, or extension of a bone infection into the joint. We report a case of septic arthritis of the hip caused by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans, an anaerobic sulfur-reducing bacteria. The patient underwent debridement followed by targeted antibiotic therapy with infection resolution.

Keywords: Desulvovibrio; Septic arthritis.

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  • Case Reports