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Septic arthritis of the sterno-clavicular joint as a cause of dysphagia: a report of two cases and review of literature.
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PMID:  24249147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Septic arthritis of sterno-clavicular joint is a rare entity which is often associated with predisposing conditions like intravenous drug abuse and diabetes. Its prevalence in healthy subjects with absence of medical co-morbidities has been sporadically reported. Due to the rarity of the condition, diagnosis is often delayed predisposing the patients to serious complications. Clinical suspicion supported by haematological and radiological investigations is needed for early diagnosis. Dysphagia as a complication of sterno-clavicular joint infection has not been reported. In this study, we report a case of sterno-clavicular joint infection causing dysphagia and review the literature with regards to aetiology, predisposing factors and treatment options. The aim of this study is to highlight the importance of early diagnosis in suspected cases of septic arthritis of sterno-clavicular joint and institution of intravenous antibiotics.
Abhishek Kumar Das; Puneet Monga
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-9949     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
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Created Date:  2013-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Wrightington Hospital, Hall Lane, Appley Bridge, Lancashire, UK,
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