International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2014)

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


Dinesh Kaliyamoorthi, Sridhar Govindaswamy, Jamal Mohammad

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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