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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182769261
Case Reports

Alternaria-Infected Sternoclavicular Joint

Sridhar, Shela BS*; Cheong, David MD; Fontaine, Jacques-Pierre MD, FACS; Sandin, Ramon L. MD, MS, FCAP§; Greene, John N. MD, FACP

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Abstract: Sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis is rare and accounts for 1% of septic arthritis. Sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis is typically found in patients with comorbid illnesses or who are immunocompromised or intravenous drug users. Sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis caused by a fungal infection is rarely reported in immunosuppressed patients and never in a healthy patient. Our paper demonstrates a healthy patient with a sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis infected with Alternaria.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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