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Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus epidermidis polymicrobial septic arthritis. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2538275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York 10467.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Infectious* / pathology
Clostridium Infections / complications*
Clostridium perfringens
Shoulder Joint*
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*
Staphylococcus epidermidis

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