Nocardia asteroides septic arthritis in a leukaemic patient: report of a case and review of the literature

@article{Papanikolaou2007NocardiaAS,
  title={Nocardia asteroides septic arthritis in a leukaemic patient: report of a case and review of the literature},
  author={Athanassios Papanikolaou and Lydia Kondyli and Panagiota Tserpe and Dimitrios Papaventsis and Christos Karabalis and Marios Z Lazanas and Katerina Bethimouti},
  journal={European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={503-505}
}
We present the rare case of a 64-year-old man who developed knee pyarthrosis due to Nocardia asteroides following intraarticular injections. The patient was suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukaemia; however, there were no signs of disseminated Nocardia infection. The patient was treated with antibiotics, arthroscopic lavage of the joint and paracentesis… CONTINUE READING