Group B streptococcal polyarthritis complicating hemophilia B

Lynn C. Hartmann, William M. Nauseef

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We report a case of polyarticular group B streptococcal infection in an HIV-negative 46-year-old alcoholic with factor IX deficiency. Septic arthritis occurs infrequently in the hemophilic population despite their chronic joint disease; indications for diagnostic arthrocentesis in these individuals are discussed. The group B streptococcus often behaves as an opportunist in adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalActa Haematologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


  • Hemophilia B
  • Hemophilic arthropathy
  • Polyarthritis, group B streptococcal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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