What is the role of Enterobacter infections in septic arthritis?

Updated: Jun 18, 2019
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Enterobacter species are occasionally implicated in septic arthritis, on both native and prosthetic joints, and can result in osteomyelitis and discitis in adults and children.

Enterobacter bone and joint infections are usually more difficult to cure than those caused by S aureus. The authors have observed relapses that required additional treatment following the initial 6 weeks of intravenous therapy.


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