International Journal of medicine & biomedical sciences

Vol.1 Issue.2

Involvement of Serratia marcescens along with Citrobacter freundii in causing septic arthritis

Narayan Dutt Pant1*, Manisha Sharma2

1 Department of Microbiology, Grande International Hospital, Dhapasi, Kathmandu, Nepal
2Department of Microbiology, Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Involvement of Serratia marcescens and Citrobacter freundii in causing septic arthritis is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of septic arthritis of knee joint following a recent arthroplasty, due to dual infection by Serratia marcescens and Citrobacter freundii in a diabetic patient. The patient had recent history of undergoing knee arthroplasty for functional and structural restoration of the knee joint injured due to saw injury. Serratia marcescens and Citrobacter freundii are known as common hospital acquired pathogens but septic arthritis due to these organisms is very rare even in health care settings.


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