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Infection of a prosthetic knee joint with Peptostreptococcus magnus.
  1. U M Davies,
  2. A M Leak,
  3. J Davé
  1. Division of Rheumatology, Clinical Research Centre, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex.

    Abstract

    Infection of a prosthetic knee joint with Peptostreptococcus magnus in an immunosuppressed patient with rheumatoid arthritis is described. The organism is a skin commensal, generally thought to be of low pathogenicity; the difficulty in making the diagnosis is emphasised.

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