GROUP-G STREPTOCOCCUS SEPTIC ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOMYELITIS - REPORT AND LITERATURE-REVIEW

Title

GROUP-G STREPTOCOCCUS SEPTIC ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOMYELITIS - REPORT AND LITERATURE-REVIEW

Creator

Burkert T; Watanakunakorn C

Publisher

Journal of Rheumatology

Date

1991
1991-06

Description

Beta hemolytic streptococcus group G is increasingly being recognized as a cause of serious infections. We describe a patient with group G streptococcus septic arthritis of the right knee and osteomyelitis of the proximal tibia. Clinical details of 46 patients including 13 patients with infected prosthetic joints reported in the literature were reviewed: 42% had multiple joint involvement. Almost all patients had underlying conditions. Almost one-half were treated with antibiotics alone without therapeutic drainage procedures. Patients with infected prosthetic joints did well without removal of infected prosthesis. There have been 11 cases of group G streptococcus osteomyelitis reported including 3 cases with concomitant septic arthritis.

Subject

therapy; Rheumatology; bacteremia; joint; infections; osteomyelitis; group-a; group-b; group-c; medical-center; bacterial arthritis; drug-abusers; group-g streptococcus; infection of joint prosthesis; infectious arthritis; septic arthritis

Identifier

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Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

URL Address

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Pages

904-907

Issue

6

Volume

18

Citation

Burkert T; Watanakunakorn C, “GROUP-G STREPTOCOCCUS SEPTIC ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOMYELITIS - REPORT AND LITERATURE-REVIEW,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8766.

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