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Septic arthritis in a native joint due to Anaerococcus Prevotii
  1. Sangita Jain (sangita.jain{at}msgh-tr.wmids.nhs.uk)
  1. Staffordshire general hospital, United Kingdom
    1. Van Bui
    1. Staffordshire general hospital, United Kingdom
      1. Charles Spencer
      1. Staffordshire general hospital, United Kingdom
        1. Lian Yee
        1. Staffordshire general hospital, United Kingdom

          Abstract

          A 37 year old injection drug user presented with signs and symptoms of septic arthritis. Staphylococcus aureus was grown from his blood cultures. Despite treatment with flucloxacillin and fusidic acid his condition continued to deteriorate. The Echo cardiography showed no signs of endocarditis. Culture of his knee aspirate grew Anaerococcus prevotii after 5 days of incubation. Metronidazole was added to his treatment regime. 800 ml collection of pus was drained from the right thigh and Anaerococcus prevotii was isolated. His condition improved gradually and he was subsequently transferred to a drug rehabilitation unit after completing his antibiotic course. The importance of anaerobic Streptococci in septic arthritis, as a very rare cause is highlighted.

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