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Record number 410476
Title Septic Arthritis Caused by Legionella dumoffii in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-Like Disease
Author(s) Flendrie, M.; Jeurissen, S.M.F.; Franssen, M.; Kwa, D.; Klaassen, C.; Vos, F.
Source Journal of Clinical Microbiology 49 (2011)2. - ISSN 0095-1137 - p. 746 - 749.
Department(s) Sub-department of Toxicology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) pneumophila arthritis - culture - diagnosis - tissue - dna
Abstract We describe a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-like disease on immunosuppressive treatment who developed septic arthritis of the knee involving Legionella dumoffii. Cultures initially remained negative. A broad-range 16S PCR using synovial fluid revealed L. dumoffii rRNA genes, a finding that was subsequently confirmed by positive Legionella culture results.
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