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Sore knee – why and when to call a cardiologist


A young girl received a diagnosis of septic arthritis of the knee unresponsive to standard medical and surgical treatment. We report the patient’s clinical journey with clinical commentary throughout, underlying the importance of differential diagnosis that may open several scenarios and a different final diagnosis accordingly. Finally, we will discuss the treatment and management of the patient’s final diagnosis.

  • Rheumatic fever
  • Paediatrics
  • Cardiology

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