Dolosigranulum pigrum causing biomaterial-associated arthritis
Abstract:Johnsen BO, Rønning EJ, Onken A, Figved W, Jenum PA. Dolosigranulum pigrum causing biomaterial-associated arthritis. APMIS 2010; 119: 85–7.
Dolosigranulum pigrum is a gram-positive, catalase-negative bacteria rarely associated with disease. We report a case of biomaterial-associated arthritis in an immunocompetent patient caused by D. pigrum. The organism was isolated from a synovial biopsy specimen and its identity confirmed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Departments of Microbiology 2: Internal Medicine, Asker and Bærum Hospital, Bærum 3: Department of Microbiology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo 4: Department of Orthopaedics, Asker and Bærum Hospital, Bærum, Norway
Publication date: February 1, 2011