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Eikenella corrodens Septic Arthritis of the Hip

Manohar, Sandhya MD*; Dejesus, Diana MD*; Kwon, Esther; Basak, Prasanta MD*; Lederman, Jeffrey MD; Jesmajian, Stephen MD*

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: September 2013 - Volume 21 - Issue 5 - p e32–e33
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31827ce81f
Case Reports

Abstract: Eikenella corrodens septic arthritis is commonly seen in “clenched fist injuries” as well as in those who are chronic finger or nail biters. In these cases, contamination of the open wound with saliva along with the proximity of joint to the skin results in septic arthritis. We report a case of septic arthritis of the hip joint with Eikenella corrodens, with no obvious portal of entry.

From the *Sound Shore Medical Center and New York Medical College, New Rochelle, NY; †St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies; and ‡Infectious Diseases, Sound Shore Medical Center and New York Medical College, New Rochelle, NY.

Correspondence to: Sandhya Manohar, MD, Department of Medicine, Sound Shore Medical Center, 16 Guion Pl. New Rochelle, NY 10801. E-mail: ys.sandhya@gmail.com.

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

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.