T. MADHAVAN, M.D.; EVELYN J. FISHER, M.D.; FRANK COX, M.D.; EDWARD L. QUINN, M.D.
To the editor: Pseudomonas putida is a Gram-negative, aerobic, fluorescent pseudomonad that has multitrichous flagella, does not grow at 42 °C, and is characterized by variable acid production from disaccharides and failure to assimilate trehalose and inositol (1). Pseudomonas putida has been isolated from bile, urine, sputum, and blood in mixed cultures and has generally had questionable pathogenic significance (2).
We recently treated a patient with septic arthritis of the sacroiliac joint caused by this organism. Patient J.A., a 47-year-old negro male narcotic addict, was admitted for neck pain and stiffness of 2 weeks' duration. He had bilateral paracervical muscle
MADHAVAN T, FISHER EJ, COX F, QUINN EL. Pseudomonas putida and Septic Arthritis. Ann Intern Med. ;78:971–972. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-6-971
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(6):971-972.
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