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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 464527, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/464527
Case Report

Septic Arthritis of Hip Caused by Salmonella typhi: A Case Report

1Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Tamil Nadu 600116, Chennai, India
2Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Laboratory Services, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Tamil Nadu 600116, Chennai, India

Received 6 July 2012; Accepted 13 August 2012

Academic Editors: L. M. Bush, R. Colodner, X. Vallès, S. Yazar, and K. Yeboah-Antwi

Copyright © 2012 M. Shanthi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Salmonella typhi usually produces enteric fever and gastroenteritis. The infection may spread through blood stream and present as local suppurative lesions which may involve any site including the bone and joints. We report a case of septic arthritis of hip in a patient with systemic lupus erthematosis. The case is presented for its rarity and to highlight the atypical manifestations of Salmonella typhi in endemic regions.