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Septic arthritis of the hip caused by Yersinia enterocolitica: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12537269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of bacteriologically documented hip infection caused by Yersinia enterocolitica. A 67-year-old male with a history of valvular disease was admitted for pain and motion range limitation in the left hip with a fever. No organisms were recovered by needle aspiration, but Yersinia enterocolitica grew in joint fluid obtained by surgical arthrotomy. Investigations of the gastrointestinal tract were normal, and there was no evidence of endocarditis. After 6 weeks of appropriate antibiotic therapy and immobilization with transtibial traction, the clinical and laboratory test abnormalities improved. However, the patient died from an intercurrent condition. Y. enterocolitica, a well-known cause of reactive arthritis, can cause septic arthritis.
Sophie Pouplin; Alain Daragon; Chantal Cambon-Michot; Franck Dujardin; Norman Biga; Jean-Louis Pons; Xavier Le Loët
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1297-319X     ISO Abbreviation:  Joint Bone Spine     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-22     Completed Date:  2003-04-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100938016     Medline TA:  Joint Bone Spine     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  604-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of rheumatology, INSERM U519, CHU de Rouen, Hôpitaux de Rouen, 76031 Rouen Cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Arthritis, Infectious / complications,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Fatal Outcome
Heart Failure / complications
Hip / microbiology*
Yersinia Infections / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Yersinia enterocolitica*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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