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Pantoea agglomerans as a cause of septic arthritis after palm tree thorn injury; case report and literature review
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    Pantoea agglomerans septic arthritis following lemon tree thorn injury

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the recent report by Kratz et al.[1] about a patient with Pantoea agglomerans septic arthritis following a palm tree thorn injury.

    We would like to add a child we recently attended at the National Children’s Hospital of Costa Rica. A 9-yr-old healthy boy was admitted to our hospital 3 days after suffering a penetrating injury in his left knee with a lemon t...

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    Re: This palm tree does not usually cause thorn injury

    Dear Editor

    I thank Dr D'Souza for his comment.[1]

    The date palm may, indeed, look like the coconut palm in it's form. But the shape of the date palm thorns are different, as can be seen in figure 3. Those thorns are vicious and can cause severe penetrating injuries (As worse as getting hit by a falling dried coconut...).


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    This palm tree does not usually cause thorn injury

    Dear Editor

    The article by Kratz et al. highlights an important and frequently missed cause of arthritis secondary to thorn injury in children.[1]

    The picture on the cover of this particular issue of the ADC drew my attention to your article. After reading it however, I would like to point out to the readers that the palm tree in the photograph on the front cover resembles the coconut palm which in my...

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