Bacterial Arthritis

Dennis A. Conrad, Harris R. Stutman, D. L. Goldenberg, J. I. Reed

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Abstract

To the Editor: Drs. Goldenberg and Reed, in their timely review of bacterial arthritis (March 21 issue),1 have made two statements that require specific comment. To describe Hemophilus influenzae as a common cause of neonatal septic arthritis is somewhat misleading. Although H. influenzae is a frequent pathogen in infant and childhood septic arthritis,2,3 its isolation in neonates with septic arthritis is relatively uncommon. Staphylococcus aureus, Group B streptococcus, and gram-negative enteric bacteria are most commonly isolated from the infected joints of children less than one month old.4,5 The relative rarity of H. influenzae isolation may be due to passive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-185
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume313
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 18 1985

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    Conrad, D. A., Stutman, H. R., Goldenberg, D. L., & Reed, J. I. (1985). Bacterial Arthritis. New England Journal of Medicine, 313(3), 184-185. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198507183130317