Septic Arthritis Caused by Legionella dumoffii in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-Like Disease

M. Flendrie, S.M.F. Jeurissen, M. Franssen, D. Kwa, C. Klaassen, F. Vos

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-749
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • pneumophila arthritis
  • culture
  • diagnosis
  • tissue
  • dna

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