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Polyarticular septic arthritis following septic circumcision.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17696756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ritual circumcision during an initiation ceremony for young adults is common practice in parts of South Africa. We report on a case of polyarticular septic arthritis in a seventeen-year-old man following septicaemia after circumcision, resulting in severe fixed flexion deformities of both knees. This case illustrates an unusual cause of polyarticular septic arthritis and the treatment difficulties associated with delayed presentation. It is also a reminder of the consequences of untreated acute septic arthritis.
Tim M Millar; Patrick McGrath; Charles C McConnachie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rural and remote health     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1445-6354     ISO Abbreviation:  Rural Remote Health     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-16     Completed Date:  2007-10-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174860     Medline TA:  Rural Remote Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  659     Citation Subset:  IM    
North West Orthopaedic Rotation, Manchester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Arthritis, Infectious / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Circumcision, Male*
Contracture / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Physical Therapy Modalities
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification
Treatment Outcome
Wound Infection / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents

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