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Bilateral septic arthritis of the hip with osteitis and psoas abcess in a 17-year-old adolescent

Ibn Yacoub, Yousra; Amine, Bouchra; Hajjaj-Hassouni, Najia

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: July 2011 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 238–241
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328340a802
Hip

Septic arthritis remains an important and serious disease of the young because of its high potential to cause permanent sequelae. The hip is the most commonly involved joint in infants and in the young (35%). Most often, patients have a single joint involved. We report here a rare case of septic arthritis reaching both hips, shown by a severe septicemic shock and complicated unusually by a psoas abcess and osteitis in an immunocompetent adolescent.

Department of Rheumatology (Pr N Hajjaj-Hassouni), El Ayachi Hospital, University Hospital of Rabat-Sale, Morocco

Correspondence to Dr Yousra Ibn Yacoub, Department of Rheumatology (Pr N Hajjaj-Hassouni), El Ayachi Hospital, University Hospital, 11000, Rabat-Sale. Morocco Tel: +00 212 37 78 29 19/17 14; fax: +00 212 37 88 33 27; e-mail: yiy2005@hotmail.com

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.