Sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis presenting as cervical abscess and subcutaneous emphysema: A case report.

Title

Sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis presenting as cervical abscess and subcutaneous emphysema: A case report.

Creator

Fornwalt Brandon E; Goosmann Madeline; Reynolds Stephen; Bunevich Jared D

Publisher

SAGE open medical case reports

Date

2020
1905-07

Description

Sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis results from hematogenous spread of a bacterial infection, usually in the immunocompromised. It commonly presents as a chest wall abscess. Cervical abscess resulting from sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis is a rare complication with only one reported case in the English literature. We describe a case of sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis in an elderly diabetic adult with cervical abscess as initial presentation.

Subject

septic arthritis; sternoclavicular joint; cervical subcutaneous emphysema; Neck abscess

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Format

Journal Article

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Pages

2050313X20902874-2050313X20902874

Volume

8

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

NEOMED Student Publications

Update Year & Number

March 2020 Update

Citation

Fornwalt Brandon E; Goosmann Madeline; Reynolds Stephen; Bunevich Jared D, “Sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis presenting as cervical abscess and subcutaneous emphysema: A case report.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 23, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10974.

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