Klebsiella pneumoniae arthritis of the hip in a diabetic patient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Chronic debilitating diseases may predispose to various joint infections, but early diagnosis of septic arthritis of the hip may be difficult. Klebsiella pneumoniae is an organism uncommonly found in joint infections. We have reviewed the literature on Klebsiella pneumoniae septic arthritis and described a case of a diabetic patient who had severe destruction of the hip joint over a six-month interval due to Klebsiella pneumoniae infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Apple, JS; Halvorsen, RA; Chapman, TM; Martinez, S

Published Date

  • February 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 77 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 229 - 231

PubMed ID

  • 6367074

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-198402000-00023


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States