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Sternoclavicular Septic Arthritis Caused by Streptococcus pyogenes in a Child

  • Author(s): Paez-Perez, Yenisleidy
  • McGovern, Terrance
  • Flannery, Ashley
  • Naim, Farid
  • et al.

Septic arthritis can be a devastating condition that leads to further morbidity and potential mortality if not identified early in its course. Emergency providers must keep septic arthritis high on their differential of any joint-related pain in the pediatric population. We present a case of an eight-yearold female who initially presented with the chief complaint of chest pain and was subsequently diagnosed with septic arthritis of the left sternoclavicular joint in the emergency department.

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