Paediatrics Publications

Title

Group A Streptococcal Septic Hip Arthritis in a Child With Spastic Triplegic Cerebral Palsy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-5-2021

Journal

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews

Volume

5

Issue

8

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00228

Abstract

Reports of septic hip arthritis in children with cerebral palsy are exceedingly rare. This case report describes a 10-year-old boy with spastic triplegic cerebral palsy (Gross Motor Functional Classification System), who presented with fever and irritability. This case highlights the difficulties in diagnosing septic joint arthritis in patients with cerebral palsy who are nonverbal and have limited mobility. A high index of suspicion is necessary in this population when presented with fever and new limitations in mobility.

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