J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(3):140-145. doi:10.7150/jbji.33321

Research Paper

Mycobacterium senegalense Osteomyelitis of the Distal Tibia: A Case Report

Jeremiah Maupin1, Austin Cantrell1, Katherine Kupiec2, Dante Paolo Melendez3, Amgad M. Haleem1,4✉

1. Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
2. Department of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
3. Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Section, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
4. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract

Mycobacterium senegalense infection is rare. We present the third documented case of M. senegalense infection and the first to involve the musculoskeletal system. A 55-year old immunocompetent male developed chronic osteomyelitis of the ankle and required antibiotic spacers, an Ilizarov external fixator and multiple antibiotic regimens to eradicate the infection.

Keywords: Mycobacterium senegalense, osteomyelitis, Nontuberculous mycobacterium, Ilizarov External Fixator

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Maupin J, Cantrell A, Kupiec K, Melendez DP, Haleem AM. Mycobacterium senegalense Osteomyelitis of the Distal Tibia: A Case Report. J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(3):140-145. doi:10.7150/jbji.33321. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v04p0140.htm