Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 541–545 | Cite as

Erosive Group G streptococcal arthritis. Case report and review of the literature

  • D. van Linthoudt
  • H. Modde
  • H. Ott
  • M. Cunningham
  • L. Humair
Case Report


A case of Group G streptococcal arthritis in a previously healthy man is reported. The 2nd and 3rd metatarso-phalangeal joints of the left foot were simultaneously affected. Unusual erosive joint destruction occurred in spite of early therapy and clinical improvement. Circulating immune complexes were raised and were not completely normal at 1 year.

Key words

Group G Streptococcal Arthritis Erosion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. van Linthoudt
    • 1
  • H. Modde
    • 2
  • H. Ott
    • 1
  • M. Cunningham
    • 3
  • L. Humair
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyHôpital de la Chaux-de-FondsSwitzerland
  2. 2.Microbiological Institute of NeuchâtelSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineHôpital de la Chaux-de-FondsSwitzerland

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