A case of Mycoplasma hominis septic arthritis postpartum

Chia Ling Phuah, Babak Javid, Sani H. Aliyu, Andrew M.L. Lever

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A 17-year-old woman presented 1-week post caesarean section with septic arthritis which was unresponsive to first-line empirical antimicrobial therapy. Cultures of the hip aspirate revealed Mycoplasma hominis as the causative organism. M. hominis-associated septic arthritis is extremely rare in the absence of underlying joint abnormalities or immunosuppression. Strikingly four of the 26 cases reported have been pregnancy-associated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e135-e137
JournalJournal of Infection
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2007


  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Pregnancy
  • Septic arthritis


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