Joint Fluid: Streptococcus pneumoniae – Shipped November 05, 2018 –
A simulated joint fluid collected from a 29 old asplenic male, with swollen knee was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate Streptococcus pneumoniae and perform susceptibility testing.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M183-4
- S.pneumoniae is the third most common pathogen in septic arthritis (after Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes).
- Early diagnosis and commencement of appropriate therapy are important to reduce the significant morbidity and mortality associated with septic arthritis.