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The prosthetic knee joint of a 64 year old woman with severe rheumatoid arthritis was found to be infected with Listeria monocytogenes. After treatment with intravenous antibiotics, symptoms gradually resolved. She subsequently received prolonged treatment with oral co-trimoxazole and 18 months later remained well.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/ard.49.1.58

Type

Journal article

Journal

Annals of the rheumatic diseases

Publication Date

01/1990

Volume

49

Pages

58 - 59

Addresses

Rheumatology Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Shirley.

Keywords

Humans, Joint Diseases, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Knee Prosthesis, Middle Aged, Female, Listeriosis