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Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 381–383 | Cite as

Septic polyarthritis due to bacteroides fragilis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

  • P. T. Dawes
  • T. E. Hothersall
Case Reports

Summary

A case of septic polyarthritis is described in a patient with severe RA who had not received steroid therapy. The organism involved, bacteroides fragilis, was sensitive to metronidazole.

Key words

Rheumatoid Arthritis Septic Polyarthritis Bacteroides Fragilis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. T. Dawes
    • 1
  • T. E. Hothersall
    • 1
  1. 1.Staffordshire Rheumatology CentreBurslem, Stoke-on-TrentUK

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