Polymicrobial polyarticular septic arthritis: A rare clinical entity

J. Gilad, A. Borer, K. Riesenberg, M. Klein, N. Peled, F. Schlaeffer

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Abstract

Polymicrobial polyarticular septic arthritis is a rare clinical entity, with only a few cases having been reported to date. We report a case due to Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus in an IVDU, complicated by fatal streptococcal toxic-shock syndrome, and review the current literature. We conclude that whenever polymicrobial polyarticular septic arthritis is diagnosed, a high index of suspicion should be maintained for the detection of locally destructive infectious processes as well as systemic complications, and that a high mortality rate should be expected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology (all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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