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Septic arthritis caused by treatment resistant Pseudomonas cepacia.
  1. E L Matteson,
  2. W J McCune
  1. Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905.


    A case of septic arthritis of the knee caused by Pseudomonas cepacia following an intraarticular corticosteroid injection in a patient with a history of osteoarthritis is presented. This is the second report of this agent causing infection in a diarthrodial joint, which proved difficult to eradicate despite in vitro antibiotic sensitivity.

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