Multiple joint sepsis by Hemophilus influenza in an adult

M. A. Cohen, I. M. Levy, E. T. Habermann

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Abstract

The bacterium Hemophilus influenza, also known as the Pfeiffer baccilus, is generally regarded as a disease of infancy and early childhood. An occurrence in adulthood is rare. A 43-year-old woman developed septic arthritis of more than one joint caused by Hemophilus influenza. The infrequency of this infection and the degree of difficulty in diagnosis is confirmed by a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-201
Number of pages4
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
VolumeNO. 209
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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