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Sternoclavicular septic arthritis in a previously healthy patient: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18980853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sternoclavicular septic arthritis is an unusual event in healthy patients. Cases have been reported in diabetes mellitus patients, intravenous drug abusers and patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis. We report a case of this unique infection that occurred in a patient who was not at risk of septic arthritis. Through this case and a review of the literature, we discuss the difficulty of diagnosing this disorder, and the consequences of delayed treatment in terms of life-threatening outcomes and therapeutic options.
Abdelhalim El Ibrahimi; Abdelkarim Daoudi; Saïd Boujraf; Abdelmajid Elmrini; Fawzi Boutayeb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1878-3511     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-24     Completed Date:  2009-07-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610933     Medline TA:  Int J Infect Dis     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e119-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital of Fez, Morocco.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Infectious / microbiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Bacteremia / microbiology
Middle Aged
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis*
Sternoclavicular Joint / microbiology*
Synovial Fluid / microbiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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