Pseudomonas Septic Arthritis
AbstractBACKGROUND: 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