International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

E-ISSN: 2349-4182
P-ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2014)

Septic arthritis due to Beta Haemolytic Streptococci in a Type 2 diabetic mellitus patient – Case Report

Author(s): Dinesh Kaliyamoorthi, Sridhar Govindaswamy, Jamal Mohammad
Abstract: Streptococcus pyogenes, a β – haemolytic bacteria is also known as Group – A Streptococci (GAS) is known to cause a wide variety of diseases in humans including suppurative and non – suppurative infections. Here we report a case of Septic Arthritis in a 53 years old Diabetic person who complained of pain and immobility in his left knee. Investigation revealed the involvement of Group A Streptococcus as the causative agent of Septic arthritis and the patient drastically improved upon treatment.
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