Neonatal knee septic arthritis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

13 days neonate with swelling of left knee on examination. Overnight development of knee swelling. Lab - high WBC count , high CRP.

Patient Data

Age: 13 days
X-ray

Metaphyseal lucent bands are noted (normal in neonates) on the frontal projection. Soft tissue swelling around the left knee. 

Ultrasound

Suprapatellar complex effusion with peripheral vascularity. 

Case Discussion

Surgery the next day proved Septic arthritis but without evidence of osteomyelitis.

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Case information

rID: 13358
Case created: 2nd Apr 2011
Last edited: 3rd Sep 2016
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