Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : June | Volume : 10 | Issue : 6 | Page : DD06 - DD08

Biofilm in Osteomyelitis caused by a Rare Pathogen, Morganella morganii : A Case Report DD06-DD08

Asmita De, Hirak Jyoti Raj, Prasanta Kumar Maiti

Correspondence
Dr. Hirak Jyoti Raj,
J-5, Sahapur Govt. Housing Estate, New Alipore, Kolkata-700038, India.
E-mail: hirak17raj@gmail.com

Morganella morganii is a member of Enterobacteriaceae family, whose natural habitat is the human gastrointestinal tract. It rarely causes infection alone and is generally encountered in immunosuppressed patients. Osteoarticular pathologies are not commonly observed with Morganella morganii and infections by it have high mortality rate. Biofilm colonization is a causative factor behind the chronicity and/or refractoriness of certain infections. Biofilms colonize on inert medical devices, prosthesis, fibrosed tissues, sinus tracts as well as dead bones as in case of chronic osteomyelitis. Morganella morganii is not a common pathogen to produce biofilm. In this case report, we present a 56-year-old male patient with chronic osteomyelitis of right proximal tibia caused by biofilm producing strain of Morganella morganii, following trauma.