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Infection of total hip prostheses by Peptococcus magnus: an immunofluorescence and ELISA study of two cases.
  1. A G Taylor,
  2. W J Fincham,
  3. M A Golding,
  4. J Cook


    In two cases of infected total hip replacements, Peptococcus magnus was isolated in pure culture from the implant when it was removed. Fluorescent antibody and ELISA studies have shown that both patients developed an antibody response to this anaerobic coccus soon after the replacement operation. These results suggest that the organism is a true infective agent, which was probably responsible for the failure of the arthroplasty operation.

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