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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

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2013 - Volume 21 - Issue 4 - p e21–e23
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182769261
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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.

From the *University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL; †H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine; Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL; ‡Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL; §Clinical Microbiology and Virology Laboratories, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL; and ∥Infectious Diseases, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL.

Correspondence to: John N. Greene, MD, FACP, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12902 Magnolia Dr, FOB-3, Tampa, FL 33612-9497. E-mail: john.greene@moffitt.org.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.