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Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus epidermidis polymicrobial septic arthritis. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2538275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Septic arthritis caused by Clostridium perfringens is extremely rare. Previously there has been only one report of Clostridium perfringens in combination with an aerobe causing septic arthritis. This report presents a 23-year-old man with a mixed aerobic/anaerobic septic arthritis treated with intravenous antibiotics and repeated surgical drainage. It is the only report to date of a polymicrobial septic arthritis involving both Staphylococcus epidermidis and Clostridium perfringens. This report and a review of the literature demonstrate the existence of polymicrobial septic arthritis and illustrate its fulminant nature.
Authors:
C M McAllister; D Zillmer; N J Cobelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-10     Completed Date:  1989-05-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York 10467.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Arthritis, Infectious* / pathology
Clostridium Infections / complications*
Clostridium perfringens
Humans
Male
Shoulder Joint*
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*
Staphylococcus epidermidis

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