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Nr. 30(3)/2022 DOI:10.2478/rrlm-2022-0029
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Elbow Septic Arthritis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Newborn - Case Report and Literature Review

Roxana Filip, Dana Georgeta Laura Murariu, Ramona Avramia, Florin Filip

Correspondence should be addressed to: Florin Filip

Abstract:

Septic arthritis is a rare condition in children, especially in neonates. Early recognition and proper treatment are required to avoid serious complications. We present the case of a male newborn diagnosed with septic arthritis of the right elbow who was treated with repeated joint aspiration and i.v. antibiotics (Amikacin and Meropenem). Blood culture and joint cultures were positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae. The final outcome was good, with no apparent local or systemic complications. General considerations regarding this rare condition, etiology and treatment options are also included in the paper.

Keywords: septic arthritis, elbow arthritis, newborn, aspiration, K. pneumoniae

Received: 21.3.2022
Accepted: 8.6.2022
Published: 19.6.2022

 
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Filip R, Murariu DGL, Avramia R, Filip F. Elbow Septic Arthritis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Newborn - Case Report and Literature Review. Rev Romana Med Lab. 2022;30(3):339-44. DOI:10.2478/rrlm-2022-0029