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Osteomyelitis, septic arthritis

Sumeja Zahirovic, Faizah Siddique
A 55 year-old African American man presented to the Emergency Room with acute-onset fevers, chills, and bilateral thumb pain, swelling, and redness. MRI revealed extensive cellulitis involving bilateral hands and wrists, along with fluid collection and carpal bone erosion on the left. Given concerns for septic arthritis and osteomyelitis, patient underwent surgical debridement revealing an abscess in the wrist without osteomyelitis. Blood cultures grew Pasteurella multocida. Subsequently, patient noted two pet dogs at home, but no history of bites...
October 21, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
Sanka Amadoru, Kwang Lim, Mark Tacey, Craig Aboltins
AIMS: To explore differences in presentation and outcomes between younger and older patients with bacterial spinal infections. METHODS: Clinical, microbiological and radiological information was collected for patients at a single metropolitan hospital with spinal infections (spondylodiscitis, vertebral osteomyelitis, septic discitis, facet joint septic arthritis, and spinal epidural abscess) between January 2008 and January 2015. Patients were excluded if under 18 years of age, or if clinical and imaging findings were inconsistent with the diagnosis...
October 18, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
Jeffrey B Kaplan, Vandana Sampathkumar, Meriem Bendaoud, Alexander K Giannakakis, Edward T Lally, Nataliya V Balashova
The Gram-negative bacterium Kingella kingae is part of the normal oropharyngeal mucosal flora of children under four years old. K. kingae can enter the submucosa and cause infections of the skeletal system in children including septic arthritis and osteomyelitis. The organism is also associated with infective endocarditis in children and adults. Although biofilm formation has been coupled with pharyngeal colonization, osteoarticular infections, and infective endocarditis, no studies have investigated biofilm formation in K...
October 7, 2016: Molecular Oral Microbiology
Senthil Nathan Sambandam, Mukesh Atturu
INTRODUCTION: Septic arthritis of the shoulder is uncommon in adults. It is a surgical emergency as joint destruction occurs rapidly and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Accurate diagnosis can be particularly challenging in patients with underlying liver disease. MRI is a useful adjunct in early detection of atypical causes of shoulder pain. CASE REPORT: A 43 years old male came to our outpatient department with complaints of pain and stiffness of his left shoulder...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
T Tricard, L Bund, A Alhefzi, J-P Lemoine, L Schneider, C Karger, J-M Clavert, P Gicquel
: Eikenella corrodens (EC) is a human commensal microorganism of the mouth flora. This bacterium is rarely reported in bone and joint infections in children, but the consequences on the joint function can be devastating and irreversible. We report the case of septic arthritis of the hip following an oral wound in a 12-year-old boy. The progression of the condition was favorable with no complications or pain observed after antibiotic treatment. Clinical and radiological examinations showed a satisfactory outcome at 6 months with no sign of recurrence or complication (growth disorder)...
September 20, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
M Le Hanneur, C Vidal, C Mallet, K Mazda, B Ilharreborde
A 32-month-old boy presented with febrile limping that had developed over 6days, associated with right lumbosacral inflammatory swelling. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed joint effusion of the right L5-S1 zygapophyseal joint, complicated by destructive osteomyelitis of the L5 articular process and paraspinal abscess. Surgery was decided to evacuate the fluid accumulation and rule out differential diagnoses. The diagnosis of septic arthritis of the facet joint was confirmed intraoperatively; real-time quantitative PCR analysis identified Kingella kingae...
September 14, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Haekyung Lee, Dohui Hwang, Minchul Jeon, Eunjung Lee, Taehyong Kim, Shi Nae Yu, Yongbeom Kim, Byung-Ill Lee
BACKGROUND: There are increasing reports on nosocomial Mycobacterium massiliense infection, but septic arthritis and osteomyelitis because of that microorganism is rare. This report focuses on the clinical aspects of M. massiliense arthritis outbreak concurrent with soft tissue infection. CASE PRESENTATION: An outbreak of septic arthritis among patients who had been injected at a single clinic occurred in South Korea between April and September 2012. This may be associated with repeated injection of triamcinolone contaminated with M...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Jedidiah E Schlung, Tracey P Bastrom, Joanna H Roocroft, Peter O Newton, Scott J Mubarak, Vidyadhar V Upasani
BACKGROUND: The role of femoral aspiration (FA) in the treatment of septic arthritis of the hip is controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine if FA conducted concomitantly with irrigation and debridement (I&D) of the septic hip aids in microorganism and osteomyelitis identification and alters the treatment plan, or if the risks of the procedure outweigh its potential benefit. We also compare preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with FA for diagnosis of osteomyelitis cooccurring with septic arthritis...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Kathleen J Maguire, Norman Y Otsuka
: Shoulder dislocation is relatively uncommon in the younger pediatric population. Because of the relative strength of the surrounding soft tissue structures of the shoulder compared with the proximal humeral physis, subluxation or dislocation resulting from a traumatic event or application of force is rare and instead a proximal humeral physeal injury occurs. Case presentation - We present a 5-year-old male who presented to the office with post-traumatic left shoulder pain for about 1 week...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
M A McNally, J Y Ferguson, A C K Lau, M Diefenbeck, M Scarborough, A J Ramsden, B L Atkins
AIMS: Chronic osteomyelitis may recur if dead space management, after excision of infected bone, is inadequate. This study describes the results of a strategy for the management of deep bone infection and evaluates a new antibiotic-loaded biocomposite in the eradication of infection from bone defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report a prospective study of 100 patients with chronic osteomyelitis, in 105 bones. Osteomyelitis followed injury or surgery in 81 patients...
September 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
Danilo Sobreira, Neydson de Souza, José Inácio de Almeida, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Carlos Vicente Andreoli, Benno Ejnisman
OBJECTIVE: To describe occurrences of septic glenohumeral arthritis among patients with arthropathy of the rotator cuff, and to highlight the importance of correct diagnosis and surgical procedures. METHODOLOGY: Eight surgical drains were installed in seven patients with glenohumeral pyoarthritis. All the patients presented arthropathy of the rotator cuff (four males and three females). Six patients presented pyoarthritis in the dominant shoulder. The age range was from 53 to 93 years (mean: 74 years)...
July 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Jian Liu, Danqing Li, Xuying Sun, Yuting Wang, Qiangbing Xiao, Anmin Chen
Bacteria-induced inflammatory responses cause excessive bone resorption in chronic inflammatory diseases such as septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, and orthopedic implant failure. Icariine has been reported to facilitate the bone healing and reduce the occurrence of osteoporosis in clinical, moreover, laboratory studies which have proved that Icariine promotes the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts in vitro. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of Icariine on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced bone loss via an osteogenic-in vitro model and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms...
October 2016: Inflammation
Alexandre Arkader, Christopher Brusalis, William C Warner, James H Conway, Kenneth Noonan
Musculoskeletal infections, including osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, and pyomyositis, are a substantial cause of morbidity in children and adolescents. The increased virulence of infectious agents and the increased prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, have resulted in a more complicated clinical course for diagnosis and management, which is evidenced by an increased length of hospital stays, incidence of complications, and number of surgical interventions...
September 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Cristina Calvo, Esmeralda Núñez, Marisol Camacho, Daniel Clemente, Elisa Fernández-Cooke, Rosa Alcobendas, Luis Mayol, Pere Soler, Miren Oscoz, Jesús Saavedra-Lozano
BACKGROUND: Acute osteoarticular infection (OAI) is a potentially severe disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the etiology, clinical characteristics and therapeutic approach of OAI in children in Spain. METHODS: Medical records from children <14 years with OAI from 25 hospitals between 2008-2012, were reviewed. Confirmed osteomyelitis (OM) and septic arthritis (SA) required a positive bacterial isolate; otherwise, they were considered probable. Probable SA with <40,000 cells/mm3 in joint fluid were not included...
July 22, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
AbdelRahman Zueter, Chan Yean Yean, Mahmoud Abumarzouq, Zaidah Abdul Rahman, Zakuan Z Deris, Azian Harun
BACKGROUND: Over the last two decades, many epidemiological studies were performed to describe risks and clinical presentations of melioidosis in endemic countries. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 158 confirmed cases of melioidosis collected from medical records from 2001 to 2015 in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia, in order to update the current status of melioidosis clinical epidemiology in this putatively high risk region of the country...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
H R Smith, H Hartman, J Loveridge, R Gunnarsson
PURPOSE: The tooth-knuckle injury (TKI) is a serious and potentially costly injury seen in orthopaedic practice. The aim was to conduct a systematic literature review on the factors associated with serious complications and high treatment costs in tooth-knuckle injuries. METHODS: MEDLINE, Scopus and CINAHL were used as the literature sources. INCLUSION CRITERIA: Original research papers that reported on factors predicting serious complications and high treatment costs in TKIs were included...
June 30, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Ankur Arora, S Rajesh, Kalpana Bansal, Binit Sureka, Yashwant Patidar, Shalini Thapar, Amar Mukund
Musculoskeletal problems in patients with liver disease are common; however, they are not so well described in the literature. Therefore, there is a need to collate information on these disorders, as their incidence is on a constant rise and some of these pathologies can severely debilitate the patient's quality of life. These disorders are parietal wall varices with or without bleeding, spontaneous intramuscular haematoma (e.g. rectus sheath), abdominal wall hernia, anasarca, hepatic osteodystrophy, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, necrotizing fasciitis, osseous metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma etc...
October 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Miroslav Kilian
We reported a 30 years old man who suffered a bite wound of the right hand in a fight. Two days after the injury, he was admitted in emergency because of stab wound above the head of the third metacarpal bone. He presented the swelling, redness, pain and fever. Primary revision confirmed only partial lesion of the extensor apparatus. During the following days, we recorded a deterioration of local findings and magnetic resonance imaging revealed osteomyelitis and septic arthritis of the thirdmetacarpophalangeal joint...
June 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Jacek Dutkiewicz, Barbara Mackiewicz, Marta Kinga Lemieszek, Marcin Golec, Janusz Milanowski
Pantoea agglomerans, a bacterium associated with plants, is not an obligate infectious agent in humans. However, it could be a cause of opportunistic human infections, mostly by wound infection with plant material, or as a hospital-acquired infection, mostly in immunocompromised individuals. Wound infection with P. agglomerans usually follow piercing or laceration of skin with a plant thorn, wooden splinter or other plant material and subsequent inoculation of the plant-residing bacteria, mostly during performing of agricultural occupations and gardening, or children playing...
June 2, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Deirdre D Ryan
A variety of traumatic and infectious processes can cause acute onset of hip pain and difficulty walking. Without a history of trauma, a common cause is transient (or "toxic") synovitis, but serious infectious causes, such as septic arthritis of the hip or osteomyelitis, must be ruled out. Differentiating between septic arthritis of the hip (a true emergency) and transient synovitis of the hip (a much more benign inflammatory process) can be difficult. The Kocher criteria have proven to be helpful in making the distinction between these two conditions, and they are reviewed in this article...
June 1, 2016: Pediatric Annals
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