• Septic arthritis of the ankle due to Salmonella enteritidis.

      Dineen, Patrick F; Harty, James A; Dolan, A Mark; Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. patdineen@hotmail.com (Elsevier, 2011-06)
      Salmonella septic arthritis in healthy, immunocompetent patients is extremely rare. We present the case of a 70-year-old man who presented with a one-day history of painful swelling of his ankle from which was aspirated pus which subsequently grew Salmonella enteritidis. There was no history of trauma or symptoms consistent with Salmonella enterocolitis. Our patient recovered fully after two weeks on intravenous ceftriaxone and six weeks on oral ciprofloxacin. Salmonella is a notifiable disease in the European Union and the United States of America, and is associated with outbreaks as a result of food contamination. The nature of Salmonella arthritis and its appropriate management are outlined.