Glenohumeral Joint Sepsis Caused by Streptococcus mitis

A Case Report

Oren I. Feder, Konrad I. Gruson

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Abstract

Septic arthritis of the shoulder girdle remains relatively uncommon, with Staphylococcus aureus and β-hemolytic streptococci the typical offending organisms in adult patients. Rare cases of Streptococcus viridans, an oral bacterium with low virulence, have been reported in the setting of septic arthritis, mostly involving the knee joint or the sternoclavicular joint. In this article, we report a case of Streptococcus mitis infection of the glenohumeral joint that likely resulted from hematogenous spread after oral trauma in a patient with poor underlying dentition. Prompt diagnosis followed by arthroscopic irrigation and débridement of the glenohumeral joint resulted in a satisfactory clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E343-E346
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume45
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Streptococcus mitis
Infectious Arthritis
Shoulder Joint
Sepsis
Sternoclavicular Joint
Viridans Streptococci
Dentition
Knee Joint
Streptococcus
Virulence
Staphylococcus aureus
Bacteria
Wounds and Injuries
Infection

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Glenohumeral Joint Sepsis Caused by Streptococcus mitis : A Case Report. / Feder, Oren I.; Gruson, Konrad I.

In: American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), Vol. 45, No. 6, 01.10.2016, p. E343-E346.

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