A healthy child with salmonella septic arthritis of shoulder: An unusual cause a case report
Author(s): Dr. Mohd Ashar EK, Dr. Mithun Shetty and Dr. Sudeep Shetty
Abstract:Background: Septic Arthritis occurring in infants necessitates early diagnosis and management to prevent irreversible joint destruction. Although Staphylococcus aureus is the commonest cause of pyogenic Septic Arthritis, it is important to identify the specific pathogen in order to start appropriate antibiotics. Salmonella induced Septic Arthritis is relatively rare in an immunocompetent child. Case presentation: In this case report we would like to present a case of salmonella induced Septic arthritis in an otherwise healthy one year old infant. Conclusion: Salmonella induced Septic arthritis cannot be ruled out especially in places where Enteric fever is endemic.
Dr. Mohd Ashar EK, Dr. Mithun Shetty, Dr. Sudeep Shetty. A healthy child with salmonella septic arthritis of shoulder: An unusual cause a case report. Int J Orthop Sci 2019;5(3):08-09. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2019.v5.i3a.1498