Title

Ureaplasma septic polyarthritis in a young woman with neuromyelitis optica receiving rituximab

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-1-2021

Journal

BMJ Case Reports

Volume

14

Issue

2

DOI

10.1136/bcr-2020-237916

Keywords

bone and joint infections; immunological products and vaccines; sexual transmitted infections (bacterial)

Abstract

© 2021 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. We report a case of septic polyarthritis caused by Ureaplasma urealyticum in a woman with neuromyelitis optica who was receiving rituximab. Her case exemplifies some of the unique characteristics of invasive Ureaplasma infections that can lead to delayed diagnosis as well as treatment challenges including recurrence following antibiotic discontinuation.

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