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[Septic arthritis caused by Streptococcus suis].


PMID 23721843

Abstract

Streptococcus suis is a global endemic swine pathogen. S. suis can cause meningitis, endocarditis and severe sepsis in humans, who are exposed to swine. Human infection with S. suis was first reported in 1968, since then, human infections have been sporadic although an outbreak in China counted 215 cases. In a rare case of disseminated arthritis we found that correct clinical diagnosis was difficult due to unspecific symptomatology and slow growing bacterial culture. However, conducting thorough examinations is crucial, and if treated correctly the outcome is favourable.