Osteomyelitis and Hip Abscess Caused by : A Case ReportGardnerella vaginalis: A Case Report

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Abstract

Gardnerella vaginalis (G. vaginalis) is a facultative anaerobic gram-variable pleomorphic rod most commonly associated with infection of the genital tract in women, especially bacterial vaginosis, but recognition of extravaginal G. vaginalis infection is becoming more frequent. We report a case of osteomyelitis hip abscess caused by G. vaginalis in a young female patient with a history of left hip Ewing sarcoma treated with surgical resection, chemotherapy, and hardware placement. We discuss previously reported cases of osteoarticular infections due to G. vaginalis in the medical literature and management of our unique case despite the lack of antimicrobial susceptibility for G. vaginalis.

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