A case of a late and atypical knee prosthetic infection by no-biofilm producer Pasteurella multocida strain identified by pyrosequencing

Carlo L. Romanò, Elena De Vecchi, Christian Vassena, Giovanni Manzi, Lorenzo Drago

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Prosthetic joint infections due to Pasteurella multocida are rarely but increasingly reported but no data on production of biofilm are available. We report the case of a woman with a late, haematogenous peri-prosthetic infection of cemented total knee arthroplasty caused by a strain of P. multocida identified by pyrosequencing and unable to produce biofilm. Comparison of clinical and laboratory findings with those reported in other patients evidenced differences mainly in the period of symptoms' onset and in the behaviour of some inflammatory markers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-438
Number of pages4
JournalPolish Journal of Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Bacterial biofilm
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Prosthetic joint infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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