Septic Arthritis Due to Staphylococcus Warneri: A Diagnostic Challenge
Barbara Legius, Kristel Van Landuyt, Patrick Verschueren, Rene Westhovens*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
First Page: 310
Last Page: 311
Publisher Id: TORJ-6-310
Article History:Received Date: 10/9/2012
Revision Received Date: 09/10/2012
Acceptance Date: 15/10/2012
Electronic publication date: 2/11/2012
Collection year: 2012
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A septic arthritis due to an indolent infection is a challenge for timely diagnosis. In recent years septic arthritides due to Staphylococcus Warneri are increasingly reported, mostly as a complication in patients with prosthetic devices. We report on a case of a 38 year old immunocompetent male with an indolent infection with this commensal of the skin after a stay at an intensive care unit and review the available literature. Tissue cultures obtained by arthroscopy might be helpful in obtaining a correct diagnosis.