Bilateral Septic Arthritis of the Hip in an Intravenous Drug Addict with HIV Infection

蔡 燿鴻(Yao-Hung Tsai), 黃 聰仁(Tsung-Jen Huang), 許 文蔚(Robert Wen-Wei Hsu)

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Abstract

This report describes a rare case of a 39-year-old male with a history of long-term intravenous heroin addiction, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and chronic hepatitis B and C, who developed acute septic arthritis of the bilateral hips. Arthrotomy and debridement of both hips were first performed. Based on the patient's immunocompromised condition, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection was suspected and confirmed by Western blot test 3 days after operation. Although septic arthritis of the hip is a surgical emergency, a high index of suspicion is required for the diagnosis of HIV infection in drug addicts with multifocal septic arthritis. Such suspicion is crucial for surgeons to take adequate protection.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopedic Surgery Taiwan
Volume24
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • septic arthritis
  • arthrotomy
  • human immunodeficiency virus

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Bilateral Septic Arthritis of the Hip in an Intravenous Drug Addict with HIV Infection. / 蔡燿鴻(Yao-Hung Tsai); 黃聰仁(Tsung-Jen Huang); 許文蔚(Robert Wen-Wei Hsu).

In: Journal of Orthopedic Surgery Taiwan, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2007, p. 151-154.

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蔡燿鴻(Yao-Hung Tsai) ; 黃聰仁(Tsung-Jen Huang) ; 許文蔚(Robert Wen-Wei Hsu). / Bilateral Septic Arthritis of the Hip in an Intravenous Drug Addict with HIV Infection. In: Journal of Orthopedic Surgery Taiwan. 2007 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 151-154.
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