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Bacteremia and septic arthritis caused by Moraxella catarrhalis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1907759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Moraxella catarrhalis was isolated from blood from a 41-year-old man who had a 24-hour history of increasing pain in and swelling of the left knee. No history of trauma, arthropathy, fever, chills, cough, or chest pain was noted. What is believed to be the first case of bacteremia caused by M. catarrhalis that was associated with septic arthritis is described in this report. The case presented suggests the pathophysiology of this rare condition. One previous case of septic arthritis caused by M. catarrhalis without documented bacteremia has been reported.
P R Melendez; R H Johnson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews of infectious diseases     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0162-0886     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:    1991 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-12     Completed Date:  1991-09-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905878     Medline TA:  Rev Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Kern Medical Center (UCLA), Bakersfield 93305.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Infectious / complications,  microbiology*
Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis / isolation & purification*
Sepsis / complications,  microbiology*
Comment In:
Clin Infect Dis. 1992 Jan;14(1):368-9   [PMID:  1571459 ]

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