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Acromioclavicular septic arthritis: a case report of a novel pathogen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20463985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In immunocompetent patients, septic arthritis of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is a rare entity. It can be difficult to discern from glenohumeral septic arthritis and AC joint impingement syndrome. The usual symptoms are fever, erythema, swelling, palpable pain over the AC joint, and pain with shoulder motion. The most commonly reported causative organism is a Staphylococcus or Streptococcus species. Haemophilus parainfluenzae is a rare cause of septic arthritis in any joint. Although limited to case reports in the literature, most H parainfluenzae skeletal infections occur after surgical intervention. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of AC septic arthritis with H parainfluenzae.
Timothy W Carey; Keith Jackson; Rafael Roure; Brian E Abell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1934-3418     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-13     Completed Date:  2010-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA 30905-5650, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acromioclavicular Joint / microbiology*,  surgery
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Arthritis, Infectious / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology,  surgery
Haemophilus Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology,  surgery
Haemophilus parainfluenzae*
Ofloxacin / therapeutic use
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 82419-36-1/Ofloxacin

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