An unusual presentation of brucellar septic arthritis involving the knee joint with extraarticular hardware: A case report


MEMİŞOĞLU K. , YUMUK Z. , Akansel G.

KNEE, cilt.15, ss.148-150, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.knee.2007.12.003
  • Dergi Adı: KNEE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.148-150

Özet

Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations. We present a rare case of brucellosis with osteoarticular involvement complicated by a femoral intramedullary nail protruding the suprapatellar pouch. Although Brucella melitensis is a rare cause of brucellar septic arthritis, it should not be excluded from the list of suspected organisms in endemic areas for the disease. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.