Septic hip presenting with dislocation as a source of occult infection in a burn patient

Anne Kim, Tina L Palmieri, David G Greenhalgh, Michael Shay O'Mara

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Abstract

An 11-year-old boy was transferred to a regional burn center after sustaining 53% TBSA burns. Initial wound cultures grew multiple organisms. Multiresistant Klebsiella was cultured from the patient's blood. When the patient indicated worsening hip pain, radiographs revealed a spontaneous hip dislocation. Immediate arthrotomy revealed left hip synovial fluid infected with Klebsiella. The patient remained afebrile and was discharged home 6 months after admission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-752
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Research
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery

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