Sternoclavicular septic arthritis due to haemophilus influenzae

South Med J. 1990 Dec;83(12):1469-71. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199012000-00024.


We have reported a case of septic sternoclavicular arthritis illustrating a rare complication of infection with a relatively common pathogen, Haemophilus influenze. Early identification of the infecting organism and appropriate antibiotic therapy are essential to prevent further morbidity from the complications of this unusual pyoarthritis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Infectious / drug therapy
  • Arthritis, Infectious / etiology*
  • Cefuroxime / therapeutic use
  • Haemophilus Infections* / drug therapy
  • Haemophilus influenzae / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sternoclavicular Joint*


  • Cefuroxime