Salphage: Salvage Bacteriophage Therapy for Recalcitrant MRSA Prosthetic Joint Infection.
JournalAntibiotics (Basel, Switzerland)
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AbstractProsthetic joint infections are a devastating complication of joint replacement surgery. Consequently, novel therapeutics are needed to thwart the significant morbidity and enormous financial ramifications that are associated with conventional treatments. One such promising adjuvant therapeutic is bacteriophage therapy given its antibiofilm activity and its ability to self-replicate. Herein we discuss the case of a 70-year-old female who had a recalcitrant MRSA prosthetic knee and femoral lateral plate infection who was successfully treated with adjuvant bacteriophage therapy. Moreover, this case discusses the importance of propagating bacteriophage therapeutics on bacteria that are devoid of toxins and the need to ensure bacteriophage activity to all bacterial morphologies. Overall, this case reinforces the potential benefit of using personalized bacteriophage therapy for recalcitrant prosthetic joint infections, but more translational research is needed to thereby devise effective, reproducible clinical trials. © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
cell surface receptor
prosthetic joint infection
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/19020
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