Septic Arthritis of Shoulder Joint an Unusual Complication of Acute CholangitisCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Sudhir Maharshi,
Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Hospital, Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan, India.
Acute cholangitis manifest as jaundice, abdominal pain and fever. Patients of severe acute cholangitis may develop septic shock, altered sensorium and later may progress to multiorgan failure. Septic arthritis of shoulder joint usually develops due to septicaemia, direct inoculation or because of direct spread of infection from adjacent tissue. There is no reported case of septic arthritis of shoulder joint, secondary to acute cholangitis in literature. Herein, we are reporting a first of its kind case of septic arthritis of left shoulder joint secondary to complication of acute cholangitis, which was managed successfully with antibiotics and arthroscopic debridement.
Choledocholithiasis, Jaundice, Sepsis
Sudhir Maharshi, Shyam Sunder Sharma, Vaibhav Jain, Bharat Sapra. SEPTIC ARTHRITIS OF SHOULDER JOINT AN UNUSUAL COMPLICATION OF ACUTE CHOLANGITIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 October [cited: 2019 Jan 23 ]; 12:OD06-OD07. Available from
Date of Submission: Jun 20, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Jul 18, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Aug 01, 2018
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2018
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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