Bilateral septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint complicating infective endocarditis: a case report

  title={Bilateral septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint complicating infective endocarditis: a case report},
  author={Karim Masmoudi and Emna Elleuch and Rim Akrout and Afef Feki and Mariam Ezzeddine and Hela Fourati and Dorra Lahiani and Mounir Ben Jemaa and Sofi{\`e}ne Baklouti},
  journal={Journal of Medical Case Reports},
BackgroundSeptic arthritis is an infectious disease that commonly affects weight-bearing or proximal joints such as the knee and the hip. The sternoclavicular joint is an unusual site of this entity. It usually occurs in patients with diabetes mellitus, intravenous drug abusers, or those with rheumatoid arthritis. Analysis of the previous literature showed few articles and these described essentially cases of unilateral presentation.Case presentationWe report a rare case of a bilateral septic… 
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[Sternoclavicular septic arthritis].