Septic arthritis due to Salmonella enteritidis associated with infliximab use

Scand J Infect Dis. 2005;37(4):304-5. doi: 10.1080/00365540410021171.


A unique case of septic arthritis caused by Salmonella enteritidis in a patient receiving infliximab for rheumatoid arthritis is presented. Antimicrobial chemotherapy with surgical intervention was necessary for eradication of the infection. Physicians should be aware of rare manifestations of Salmonella infections associated with infliximab use, especially in endemic areas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal / adverse effects*
  • Antirheumatic Agents / adverse effects*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / chemically induced*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / microbiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infliximab
  • Middle Aged
  • Salmonella Infections / chemically induced*
  • Salmonella Infections / microbiology
  • Salmonella enteritidis / isolation & purification*
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha / antagonists & inhibitors


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antirheumatic Agents
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
  • Infliximab