Eikenella corrodens septic arthritis of the hip

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e32-e33
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 12 2013



  • Eikenella corrodens
  • Septic arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Manohar, S., Dejesus, D., Kwon, E., Basak, P., Lederman, J., & Jesmajian, S. (2013). Eikenella corrodens septic arthritis of the hip. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 21(5), e32-e33. https://doi.org/10.1097/IPC.0b013e31827ce81f