Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Sternoclavicular Septic Arthritis Caused by Streptococcus pyogenes in a Child
- Author(s): Paez-Perez, Yenisleidy
- McGovern, Terrance
- Flannery, Ashley
- Naim, Farid
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2017.5.33811
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.