The double-edged sword - prosthetic joint infection followin
Prosthetic joint infections remain a significant cause of morbidity and are frustrating for patients and physicians alike. Unusual causes of infection may be seen in selected circumstances and a high index of suspicion and a careful history are required to ensure an accurate and timely diagnosis can be made.

BMC Infectious Diseases a case of Mycobacterium bovis prosthetic joint infection secondary to intravesicular Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) treatment for prior bladder cancer definitively identified by spoligotyping. A favorable clinical outcome was observed following surgical intervention and a 12-month course of anti-mycobacterial therapy.

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