Septic arthritis caused by bacteria Gram positive Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infection has been widely reported from Europe and the United States. This case presentation reported the first Staphylococcal septic arthritis, preceded by systemic erythroderma skin lesions from aregional hospital in Surabaya, Indonesia. Radiology imaging was used for confirming the defect. Joint fluid aspirate from the affected knee joint lesion was sent for joint fluid analysis and microbiology culture. The analysis showed infiltration of neutrophil inflammatory cells. S. aureus was isolated on culture and demonstrated catalase positive and coagulase positive reactions. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed to determine the appropriate selection of antibiotics. Clindamycin was used for treatment and the complicated occurrence of deep vein thrombosis was treated with anticoagulant. Awareness of this disease and its progression to its complication deep vein thrombosis is required to understand the burden of this disease.
|Journal||Infectious Disease Reports|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Genu septic arthritis
- Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus