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An unusual case of knee pain: pseudogout and Abiotrophia defectiva infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18708985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 90-year-old man was diagnosed with monoarticular arthritis due to pseudogout and Abiotrophia defectiva infection. A. defectiva is recognized as a cause of endocarditis, but is rarely described in septic arthritis. To our knowledge, this is one of the few case reports of septic arthritis due to this organism, and the first in association with pseudogout. This report supports the routine culture of synovial fluid and is further evidence for the role of A. defectiva in septic arthritis.
Kim M O'Connor; Pamela Williams; Steven A Pergam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  101     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-09     Completed Date:  2008-10-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  961-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Arthritis, Infectious / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Calcium Pyrophosphate / analysis
Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
Chondrocalcinosis / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Drug Therapy, Combination
Knee Joint*
Ofloxacin / therapeutic use
Streptococcal Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Streptococcus / classification,  isolation & purification*
Grant Support
T32 AI007044-33/AI/NIAID NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 10086-45-0/Calcium Pyrophosphate; 73384-59-5/Ceftriaxone; 82419-36-1/Ofloxacin

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