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Hemophilus Pyarthrosis in an Adult

Hemophilus Pyarthrosis in an Adult Abstract Hemophilus influenzae is rarely the causative organism of suppurative arthritis or infection in general in adults.1 A review of the literature reveals that Hemophilus pyarthrosis occurs more commonly in infants and in many cases is associated with meningitis. Infections with this microorganism other than pyarthrosis have been successfully treated with incision and drainage, and with every antibiotic in current use. The accompanying Table outlines the pertinent data from the literature. It is our purpose to present the case of the second adult patient with Hemophilus influenzae pyarthrosis. Report of Case The patient, a 48-year-old Negro laundress, was admitted on Dec. 4, 1956. Her chief complaint was a painful left shoulder and ankle joints of six days' duration. She had been well until the onset of an upper respiratory infection about two weeks prior to entry. Eight days later the left shoulder and ankle joints became hot, red, tender, and References 1. Nasou, J. P.: Treatment of Hemophilus Influenzae, Type B Bacteremia, and Pneumonia with Erythromycin , Antibiotics Ann. , p. 470, 1954. 2. Slawyk, S.: Ein Fall von allgemeininfection mit Influenzabacillen , Ztschr. Hyg. 32:443, 1899. 3. Kristensen, M., and Christensen, S.: Six nouveaux cas de méningite à bacille de Pfeiffer , Acta med. scandinav. 60:21, 1924. 4. Mya, G.: Meningite cerebrospinale fibrinopurulenta di Pfeiffer , Gazz. osp. 24:268, 1903. 5. Davis, D. J.: Infections with Hemoglobinophilic Bacteria , J. A. M. A. 64:1814, 1915.Crossref 6. Peterson, J. C.: Suppurative Arthritis Due to Hemophilus Influenzae, with Case Report , T. Pediat. 7:765, 1935.Crossref 7. Fraser, E. T.: A Case of Suppurative Arthritis of the Knee-Joint Due to Influenza Bacillus, Occurring in a Baby Aged 6 Months , Lancet 1: 1573, 1911.Crossref 8. Nabarro, D., and Stallman, J. F. H.: On Influenza Arthritis with Notes of 3 Cases of Infecfection of the Knee-Joint in Children , Lancet 2: 743, 1924.Crossref 9. Harris, R. I.: Acute Suppurative Arthritis in Children , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 7:849, 1925. 10. von Gavel, R.: Ein Fall von Influenzameningitis und Influenzasepsis mit eitriger Gonitis durch Influenzabazillen , Arch. Kinderh. 79:161, 1926. 11. Taylor, J. F.: Three Cases of Suppurative Arthritis Due to Hæmophilic Bacteria , Lancet 1: 1341, 1927. 12. Kubota, I.: Sur un cas d'arthrite purulente causée par le bacille influenza chez l'enfant , Orient. J. Dis. Infants 6:24, 1929. 13. Shaw, F. W.: Suppurative Arthritis Due to Hemophilic Bacteria , Virginia M. Month. 57:404, 1930. 14. Bercovitz, G. D.: Suppurative Arthritis of the Knee Due to the Bacillus Hemophilus Influenzae , Bull. Hosp. Joint Dis. 4:41, 1943. 15. Weaver, J. B., and Sherwood, L.: Hemotogenous Pyarthrosis Due to Bacillus Hæmophilus Influenzae and Corynebacterium Xerosis , Surgery 4:908, 1938. 16. Dudgeon, L. S., and Adams, J. E.: A Case of Pyaemia Due to the Influenza Bacillus, with Multiple Arthritis and Meningitis , Lancet 2:684, 1907. 17. Wollstein, M.: Influenzal Meningitis and Its Experimental Production , Am. J. Dis. Child. 1: 42, 1911. 18. Burckhardt, J.: Suppurative Arthritis of the Elbow , Korresp.-Bl. Schweiz. Ärzte , p. 1381, 1911. 19. Sorrel, E.; Jung, A., and Greiner, G.: Arthrite du coude à bacilles Pfeiffer simulant une arthrite tuberculeuse , Rev. Orthop. 21:125, 1934. 20. Joslin, B., and Howard, A.: Hemophilus Influenza Pyarthrosis and Meningitis Treated with Aureomycin , 38:375, 1951. 21. Lubinski, H.: Influenzabazillen als Eitererreger , Centralbl. Bakt. 91:464, 1934. 22. Dohr, P.: Influenzabakterien-Meningitis und Influenzabakterien-Sepsis mit Gelenkmetastase , Deutsche Med. Wchnschr. 60:782, 1934. 23. Vogelsang, T. M.: Et tilfaelde av pyaemia med meningitis og pyarthros fremkaldt av Pfeiffers bacille , Med. Rev. Bergen 44:207, 1927. 24. Waaler, E.: To tilfelle av purulent infeksjon med B. influenzae Pfeiffer , Norsk mag. Lægevidensk. 92:715, 1915. 25. Blaise, N. L.: Meningitis aguda y arthritis por bacillus de Pfeiffer en un lactante de 3 meses , Arch. pediat. Uruguay 4:99, 1933. 26. Jazsef, F. F.: Rare Complications of Influenza , Budapesti orvosi ujság 32:322, 1934. 27. Crowell, J., and Loube, S. D.: Primary Hemophilus Influenzae Pneumonia , A. M. A. Arch. Int. Med. 93:921 ( (June) ) 1954.Crossref 28. Romansky, M. J., and others, to be published. 29. Smith, D. T., and Conant, N. F.: Zinsser's Textbook of Bacteriology , Ed. 10, New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1952, p. 298. 30. Alexander, H. E., and Leidy, G.: Hemophilus Influenzae Infections in Children , Connecticut M. J. 13:713 ( (Aug.) ) 1949. 31. Holt, L. E., Jr., and McIntosh, R.: Holt Pediatrics , Ed. 12 [of Diseases of Infancy and Children], New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1953. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

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Abstract

Abstract Hemophilus influenzae is rarely the causative organism of suppurative arthritis or infection in general in adults.1 A review of the literature reveals that Hemophilus pyarthrosis occurs more commonly in infants and in many cases is associated with meningitis. Infections with this microorganism other than pyarthrosis have been successfully treated with incision and drainage, and with every antibiotic in current use. The accompanying Table outlines the pertinent data from the literature. It is our purpose to present the case of the second adult patient with Hemophilus influenzae pyarthrosis. Report of Case The patient, a 48-year-old Negro laundress, was admitted on Dec. 4, 1956. Her chief complaint was a painful left shoulder and ankle joints of six days' duration. She had been well until the onset of an upper respiratory infection about two weeks prior to entry. Eight days later the left shoulder and ankle joints became hot, red, tender, and References 1. Nasou, J. P.: Treatment of Hemophilus Influenzae, Type B Bacteremia, and Pneumonia with Erythromycin , Antibiotics Ann. , p. 470, 1954. 2. Slawyk, S.: Ein Fall von allgemeininfection mit Influenzabacillen , Ztschr. Hyg. 32:443, 1899. 3. Kristensen, M., and Christensen, S.: Six nouveaux cas de méningite à bacille de Pfeiffer , Acta med. scandinav. 60:21, 1924. 4. Mya, G.: Meningite cerebrospinale fibrinopurulenta di Pfeiffer , Gazz. osp. 24:268, 1903. 5. Davis, D. J.: Infections with Hemoglobinophilic Bacteria , J. A. M. A. 64:1814, 1915.Crossref 6. Peterson, J. C.: Suppurative Arthritis Due to Hemophilus Influenzae, with Case Report , T. Pediat. 7:765, 1935.Crossref 7. Fraser, E. T.: A Case of Suppurative Arthritis of the Knee-Joint Due to Influenza Bacillus, Occurring in a Baby Aged 6 Months , Lancet 1: 1573, 1911.Crossref 8. Nabarro, D., and Stallman, J. F. H.: On Influenza Arthritis with Notes of 3 Cases of Infecfection of the Knee-Joint in Children , Lancet 2: 743, 1924.Crossref 9. Harris, R. I.: Acute Suppurative Arthritis in Children , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 7:849, 1925. 10. von Gavel, R.: Ein Fall von Influenzameningitis und Influenzasepsis mit eitriger Gonitis durch Influenzabazillen , Arch. Kinderh. 79:161, 1926. 11. Taylor, J. F.: Three Cases of Suppurative Arthritis Due to Hæmophilic Bacteria , Lancet 1: 1341, 1927. 12. Kubota, I.: Sur un cas d'arthrite purulente causée par le bacille influenza chez l'enfant , Orient. J. Dis. Infants 6:24, 1929. 13. Shaw, F. W.: Suppurative Arthritis Due to Hemophilic Bacteria , Virginia M. Month. 57:404, 1930. 14. Bercovitz, G. D.: Suppurative Arthritis of the Knee Due to the Bacillus Hemophilus Influenzae , Bull. Hosp. Joint Dis. 4:41, 1943. 15. Weaver, J. B., and Sherwood, L.: Hemotogenous Pyarthrosis Due to Bacillus Hæmophilus Influenzae and Corynebacterium Xerosis , Surgery 4:908, 1938. 16. Dudgeon, L. S., and Adams, J. E.: A Case of Pyaemia Due to the Influenza Bacillus, with Multiple Arthritis and Meningitis , Lancet 2:684, 1907. 17. Wollstein, M.: Influenzal Meningitis and Its Experimental Production , Am. J. Dis. Child. 1: 42, 1911. 18. Burckhardt, J.: Suppurative Arthritis of the Elbow , Korresp.-Bl. Schweiz. Ärzte , p. 1381, 1911. 19. Sorrel, E.; Jung, A., and Greiner, G.: Arthrite du coude à bacilles Pfeiffer simulant une arthrite tuberculeuse , Rev. Orthop. 21:125, 1934. 20. Joslin, B., and Howard, A.: Hemophilus Influenza Pyarthrosis and Meningitis Treated with Aureomycin , 38:375, 1951. 21. Lubinski, H.: Influenzabazillen als Eitererreger , Centralbl. Bakt. 91:464, 1934. 22. Dohr, P.: Influenzabakterien-Meningitis und Influenzabakterien-Sepsis mit Gelenkmetastase , Deutsche Med. Wchnschr. 60:782, 1934. 23. Vogelsang, T. M.: Et tilfaelde av pyaemia med meningitis og pyarthros fremkaldt av Pfeiffers bacille , Med. Rev. Bergen 44:207, 1927. 24. Waaler, E.: To tilfelle av purulent infeksjon med B. influenzae Pfeiffer , Norsk mag. Lægevidensk. 92:715, 1915. 25. Blaise, N. L.: Meningitis aguda y arthritis por bacillus de Pfeiffer en un lactante de 3 meses , Arch. pediat. Uruguay 4:99, 1933. 26. Jazsef, F. F.: Rare Complications of Influenza , Budapesti orvosi ujság 32:322, 1934. 27. Crowell, J., and Loube, S. D.: Primary Hemophilus Influenzae Pneumonia , A. M. A. Arch. Int. Med. 93:921 ( (June) ) 1954.Crossref 28. Romansky, M. J., and others, to be published. 29. Smith, D. T., and Conant, N. F.: Zinsser's Textbook of Bacteriology , Ed. 10, New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1952, p. 298. 30. Alexander, H. E., and Leidy, G.: Hemophilus Influenzae Infections in Children , Connecticut M. J. 13:713 ( (Aug.) ) 1949. 31. Holt, L. E., Jr., and McIntosh, R.: Holt Pediatrics , Ed. 12 [of Diseases of Infancy and Children], New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1953.

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A.M.A. Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1958

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