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Pseudomonas Septic Arthritis

LOA Thanni, OB Ogunfowora, MB Fetuga, GA Sule

Abstract


BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis due to pseudomonas species is unusual and when it occurs, there is often an underlying cause like immune depression, intravenous drug abuse or a penetrating injury.


PATIENT AND METHOD: We report a case of pseudomonas septic arthritis complicating cannulation of a leg vein following clinical sepsis and discuss its management.


CONCLUSION: Pseudomonas infection is a common rasoconial infection and should be guarded against in common roofine hospital infections.


Key words: septic arthritis, bacteria, pseudomonas species, clinical sepsis, cannula.

Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma Vol.3(2) 2004: 202-206



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njotra.v3i2.29246
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