ALLAN A. BRANDT, M.D.; SIDNEY LEIBOWITZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.; IVAN SAPHRA, M.D.
Escherichia coli is rarely the causative organism of acute suppurative arthritis. Many reviews in the literature on acute suppurative arthritis1-4 contain no mention of E. coli. Furthermore, arthritis, even in nonsuppurative form, is an uncommon manifestation of E. coli septicemia.5 In 1913 Luger6 described the case of a 43 year old man with a history of gonorrhea who developed an acute nonsuppurative polyarthritis during an episode of colibacillemia which was probably secondary to a gall-bladder infection. In 1920 Widal, Lemierre and Brodin7 cited the case of a 25 year old woman who developed E. coli septicemia and a swollen right
BRANDT AA, LEIBOWITZ S, SAPHRA I. ACUTE SUPPURATIVE ARTHRITIS DUE TO ESCHERICHIA COLI SEPTICEMIA*. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:1031–1036. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-44-5-1031
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(5):1031-1036.
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