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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2014, Article ID 793053, 4 pages
Case Report

A Case of Septic Arthritis of the Wrist due to Finegoldia magna

1Department of Medicine, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State School of Medicine, 4th Floor, 6071 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48235, USA
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Detroit Receiving Hospital/Detroit Medical Center, 4201 Street Antoine, Suite 3R, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

Received 17 January 2014; Accepted 1 April 2014; Published 13 April 2014

Academic Editor: Oguz R. Sipahi

Copyright © 2014 Camelia Arsene 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.


Finegoldia magna (F. magna) has been described as one of the most frequent pathogens in the etiology of postoperative and prosthetic implant associated septic arthritis. In this report, we document our first experience with septic arthritis of the wrist caused by F. magna occurring in a joint with primary disease from prior trauma.