CRIOAc Lyon has published numerous BJI case reports in international medical journals. Lessons are learned with the treatment of every single patient. This knowledge gained by experience is valuable in the development of management algorithms and in the evaluation of medical and surgical strategies.
Coxiella burnetti prosthetic joint infection in an immunocompromised woman: iterative surgeries, prolonged ofloxacin‑rifampin treatment and complex reconstruction were needed for the cure
Arthroplasty (2021) 3:43 https://doi.org/10.1186/s42836-021-00097-1
Background: Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii, a strictly intracellular pathogen that can cause acute and chronic infection. Chronic Q fever can occur in immunocompetent as well as in immunocompromised hosts, as a persistent localized infection. The main localizations are endocardial, vascular and, less frequently, osteoarticular. The most frequent osteoarticular form is spondyliscitis. Recommended