Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2014)
Septic arthritis due to Beta Haemolytic Streptococci in a Type 2 diabetic mellitus patient â€“ Case Report
Author(s): Dinesh Kaliyamoorthi, Sridhar Govindaswamy, Jamal Mohammad
Abstract: Streptococcus pyogenes, a Î² â€“ haemolytic bacteria is also known as Group â€“ A Streptococci (GAS) is known to cause a wide variety of diseases in humans including suppurative and non â€“ 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.