Bacterial infection after bone transplant (Enterobacter cloacae)

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Adverse Occurrence type: 
MPHO Type: 
Estimated frequency: 
Infection after bone filling during orthopedic surgeries are reported before to this vigilance programme
Time to detection: 
18 days
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
18 days after surgery the patient is hospitalized with an infection in the area of the surgery and bone filling
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Chips of femoral head of a living donor are used during ankle arthrodesis. Culture positive for Enterobacter cloacae. Treatment with antibiotics and cleaning surgery. Cultures of the femoral head before and during surgery were negative. Probably other cause of infection
Imputability grade: 
1 Possible
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