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What causes bacterial infection and severe shoulder pain?

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Dr. Shruti Rijhwani

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Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 in Elderly Problems
Question: Father in Law suffering from bacteria infection & very painful shoulder, which has had liquid drawn from.
Is there any possible connection between these issues? Pain in shoulder has gotten progressively worse.
Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There is a possibility.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

Thank you for posting your query.

Well your problem description seems like septic arthritis or simply osteoarthritis of shoulder considering age of the patient . Just let us know since when the fluid has accumulated in shoulder following infection . If it was there earlier then infection then probably its not related to infection . Any other query please ask.

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
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