A Case of Septic Arthritis of the Shoulder Due to Yersinia enterocolitica with Review of the Literature.
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 2;1(2):ofu054.
Chan J1, Gandhi RT1.
1Infectious Diseases Division , Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston, MA.
Yersinia enterocolitica infection rarely can cause extra-intestinal infections.
We present a case of septic arthritis of the shoulder due to this organism in an elderly man with liver and cardiac disease.
We review previously published cases of Y. enterocolitica septic arthritis, and discuss risk factors and management.