Clostridioides difficile Bacteraemia and Septic Arthritis in a Sickle Cell Disease Patient
  • Moayad Alqurashi
    Division of Adult Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Badr Madani
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohamed Mursi
    Division of Adult Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Nazik Eltayeb
    Division of Adult Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Keywords

Clostridioides difficile, anaerobic bacteraemia, septic arthritis, pyogenic arthritis, sickle cell disease

Abstract

Extra-colonic Clostridioides difficile infection is rare. Here we describe a sickle cell disease patient with avascular necrosis who presented with persistent bacteraemia due to C. difficile and septic arthritis in a native knee joint, which responded very well to medical and surgical treatment but recurred multiple times within weeks of the cessation of antibiotics.

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    Published: 2022-03-17
    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 3 (view)


    How to cite:
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    Alqurashi M, Madani B, Mursi M, Eltayeb N. Clostridioides difficile Bacteraemia and Septic Arthritis in a Sickle Cell Disease Patient. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003243.