Bacterial endocarditis presenting as acute monoarthritis.

@article{Doube1988BacterialEP,
  title={Bacterial endocarditis presenting as acute monoarthritis.},
  author={Alan Doube and Andrei Calin},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={1988},
  volume={47 7},
  pages={598-9}
}
The presentation of a pig farmer with acute arthritis of the shoulder, cardiac murmurs, and Streptococcus suis growing on blood cultures highlights one of the rheumatological presentations of bacterial endocarditis. The need for a thorough general medical examination together with synovial fluid and blood culture in patients with acute monarthritis is… CONTINUE READING