Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma

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Pseudomonas Septic Arthritis

LOA Thanni, OB Ogunfowora, MB Fetuga, GA Sule


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
AJOL African Journals Online