Rat-bite fever septic arthritis: illustrative case and literature review

@article{Dendle2006RatbiteFS,
  title={Rat-bite fever septic arthritis: illustrative case and literature review},
  author={Claire Dendle and Ian J Woolley and Tony M. Korman},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={791-797}
}
Rat-bite fever is a rare zoonotic infection caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minus, which is characterised by fever, rash and arthritis. The arthritis has previously been described as non-suppurative and isolation of the organism from synovial fluid as very uncommon. This article reports a case of septic arthritis diagnosed as rat-bite fever when the organism was cultured from synovial fluid and reviews another 15 cases of S. moniliformis septic arthritis reported in the… Expand
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