Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 427–429 | Cite as

Group B streptococcus arthritis

  • R. Colebunders
  • E. Cytryn
  • J. -P. Thys
Case Report


Serious infections with group B streptococcus (streptococcus agalactiae) are rare in adults. A 81-year-old patient with cirrhosis who developed a septic arthritis due to this germ, is described. Only eleven cases of group B streptococcal arthritis have been previously reported.

Key words

Group B streptococcus Streptococcus Agalactiae Arthritis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Colebunders
    • 1
  • E. Cytryn
    • 2
  • J. -P. Thys
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineSt Maria GasthuisBerchemBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineHôpital Paul BrienSchaerbeek
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineHôpital ErasmeBrusselsBelgium

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