Pseudomonas arthropathy in an older patient

Stuart A. Keynes, Steven L. Due, Biju Paul

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    Abstract

    Background: septic arthritis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is uncommon in the immunocompetent older population, despite its occurrence in younger patients with open injuries and in intravenous drug abusers. Case Report: here we report a case of septic arthritis caused by P. aeruginosa complicated by death in an older patient with recently treated Pseudomonas urinary tract infection. Discussion: the diagnosis of Pseudomonas septic arthritis is made on culturing the organism from synovial fluid aspirate. Concurrent septic arthritis and crystal arthropathy is associated with a high mortality.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)245-246
    Number of pages2
    JournalAge and Ageing
    Volume38
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

    Keywords

    • Arthropathy
    • Elderly
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Septic arthritis

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