Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens Septic Arthritis following puncture with a Coxspur Hawthorn Thorn

Michelle Francis, Richard Doherty, Minoo Patel, John Hamblin, Samar Ojaimi, Tony Korman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

29 Citations (Scopus)


Curtobacterium species are recognized plant pathogens. We report the first well-documented case of Curtobacterium human infection, a child with septic arthritis following puncture with a Coxspur Hawthorn plant thorn. The organism isolated from synovial tissue and the plant thorn was identified as Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2759 - 2760
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Cite this