Prepatellar bursitis due to anaerobic Streptococcus.

A previously healthy 65-yr-old man developed clinical signs of prepatellar bursitis. Aerobic cultures from fluid aspirated from the inflamed prepatellar bursa were negative. Direct microscopic examination of the fluid showed gram-positive cocci, and anaerobic cultures grew Streptococcus hemalyticus group A. The bacterial etiology of bursitis has recently… CONTINUE READING