Pyogenic arthritis complicating varicella infection

Kevin L. Glass, Thomas A Dillard, Gregory J. Dennis, Michael J. Dacey, Terrence X. Dwyer

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Abstract

Arthritis has not previously been reported as a complication in adult patients with chickenpox. In pediatric patients, the arthritis that complicates chickenpox is most commonly aseptic but does rarely result from bacterial infection. We report the case of a 21-year-old man who developed acute monoarticular septic arthritis due to Lancefield Group A β-hemolytic streptococci. Despite the more common viral cause of arthritis in pediatric patients, physicians should not attribute arthritis associated with varicella in adults to a viral cause without diagnostic arthrocentesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-859
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume87
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Chickenpox
Arthritis
Infectious Arthritis
Infection
Pediatrics
Streptococcus
Bacterial Infections
Physicians

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Glass, K. L., Dillard, T. A., Dennis, G. J., Dacey, M. J., & Dwyer, T. X. (1994). Pyogenic arthritis complicating varicella infection. Southern Medical Journal, 87(8), 857-859. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-199408000-00025

Pyogenic arthritis complicating varicella infection. / Glass, Kevin L.; Dillard, Thomas A; Dennis, Gregory J.; Dacey, Michael J.; Dwyer, Terrence X.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 87, No. 8, 01.01.1994, p. 857-859.

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Glass, KL, Dillard, TA, Dennis, GJ, Dacey, MJ & Dwyer, TX 1994, 'Pyogenic arthritis complicating varicella infection', Southern Medical Journal, vol. 87, no. 8, pp. 857-859. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-199408000-00025
Glass KL, Dillard TA, Dennis GJ, Dacey MJ, Dwyer TX. Pyogenic arthritis complicating varicella infection. Southern Medical Journal. 1994 Jan 1;87(8):857-859. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-199408000-00025
Glass, Kevin L. ; Dillard, Thomas A ; Dennis, Gregory J. ; Dacey, Michael J. ; Dwyer, Terrence X. / Pyogenic arthritis complicating varicella infection. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1994 ; Vol. 87, No. 8. pp. 857-859.
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