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Case Report  |   April 1993
Group C streptococcal arthritis
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Case Report   |   April 1993
Group C streptococcal arthritis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1993, Vol. 93, 508. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1993.93.4.508
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1993, Vol. 93, 508. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1993.93.4.508
Abstract

Septic arthritis is a common disorder that is rarely caused by group C streptococci. This infectious process usually occurs in patients with a preexisting rheumatologic condition. Treatment consists of intravenous antibiotics, joint aspiration, and physical therapy. Prolonged recovery and septic complications are expected. This report describes a case typical of group C streptococcal arthritis.