A Rare Case of a Distal Humerus Pathological Fracture from Klebsiella Pneumoniae Osteomyelitis: A Case Report
Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the leading causative organisms in pyogenic liver disease. It can cause disseminated infections, but rarely to bone, and rarely in healthy hosts. We report an unusual case of a distal humerus fracture from osteomyelitis secondary to dissemination in a non-immuno-compromised patient. The patient was surgically managed with external fixation and insertion of anti-biotic beads, in conjunction with medical therapy via culture direct antibiotics. This report highlights the diagnostic approach and treatment options for these atypical cases.
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