A Neonatal Septic Arthritis Case Caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae: A Case Report

Ozsari T., Bora G., Ozdemir O. M. A., Kilic I.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH, vol.10, no.2, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.7860/jcdr/2016/17651.7230
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Atypical symptoms, Newborn, Pseudoparalysis, OSTEOMYELITIS, CHILDREN, NEWBORN
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Septic arthritis is encountered very rarely during the neonatal period and its diagnosis can delay because of atypical symptoms, thus it may lead to serious sequelae. The sequale can be prevented by early diagnosis and concomitant treatment. In neonates, pain can be experienced as a result of pseudoparalysis and of movement of the effected joints. A 17-day-old neonatal patient was brought to our hospital with complaint of unrest and then diagnosed with septic arthritis due to propagation of Klebsiella pneumoniae in joint fluid culture was represented because of the rarity of such a case.