Septic arthritis in patients with pre-existing inflammatory arthritis

Kherani, Raheem B.; Shojania, Kam
May 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/22/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 11, p1605
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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