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Coexisting polyarticular septic arthritis, gout and pseudogout
  1. Clinton Colaco1,
  2. Ravindra Dotel2
  1. 1General Medicine, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2Infectious Diseases, Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital, Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Clinton Colaco, clinton.colaco{at}


A case of a 67-year-old man with coexisting polyarticular septic arthritis due to group G Streptococcus, gout and pseudogout is presented. Septic arthritis of the left knee joint was further complicated by the development of an adjacent osteomyelitis. Appropriate management led to a full clinical recovery. Atypical clinical presentations in elderly, need for a sampling of more than one joint in polyarthritis and a summary of similar cases in literature is discussed.

  • bone and joint infections
  • medical management
  • orthopaedics
  • osteoarthritis
  • degenerative joint disease

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  • Contributors CC: identified the case, participated in literature research and was the cowriter of the manuscript. RD: participated in literature research and cowriter of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.