First case of Lyme arthritis involving a prosthetic knee joint

William F. Wright, James A. Oliverio

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Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States. Arthritis is usually a mani-festation of late disease but has not been associated with cases of periprosthetic joint infections. We report on a patient who was first diagnosed with periprosthetic joint infection and subsequently Lyme arthritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Lyme arthritis
  • Periprosthetic joint infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology


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