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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 730720, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/730720
Case Report

Ewingella Americana: An Emerging True Pathogen

Division of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Received 28 March 2012; Accepted 9 May 2012

Academic Editors: L. M. Bush and B. Moreira

Copyright © 2012 Syed Hassan 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

Infections caused by Ewingella americana have been rarely reported in the literature. Most of the cases that have been reported were among the immunocompromised patients. We report a case of E. americana causing osteomyelitis and septic arthritis of the shoulder joint in a previous intravenous drug abuser. The causative pathogen was identified by synovial fluid analysis and culture.