Group B streptococcal polyarthritis complicating hemophilia B

Lynn C. Hartmann, William M. Nauseef

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Abstract

We report a case of polyarticular group B streptococcal infection in an HIV-negative 46-year-old alcoholic with factor IX deficiency. Septic arthritis occurs infrequently in the hemophilic population despite their chronic joint disease; indications for diagnostic arthrocentesis in these individuals are discussed. The group B streptococcus often behaves as an opportunist in adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalActa Haematologica
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Hemophilia B
  • Hemophilic arthropathy
  • Polyarthritis, group B streptococcal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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