TITLE

Septic arthritis in patients with pre-existing inflammatory arthritis

AUTHOR(S)
Kherani, Raheem B.; Shojania, Kam
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/22/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 11, p1605
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study regarding a 56-year-old woman who is suffering from septic arthritis. The patient had complained to their family physician about the pain and redness of her right knee. The disease is usually difficult to diagnose and sometimes mistaken of pre-existing inflammatory arthritis. In this connection, a study in England revealed that 46% patients with inflammatory arthritis inclined to septic arthritis.
ACCESSION #
25358998

 

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