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
- 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.
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Competing interests None declared.
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