TITLE

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a Cause of Lumbar Facet Joint Septic Arthritis

AUTHOR(S)
Krishnan, Venkatesh; Amritanand, R.; Sundararaj, G. D.
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 2, p465
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents case studies of a 50-year-old man with back pain for 18 days and a 39-year-old man with fever and low-back pain for two weeks. It states that the first patient do not have medical comorbidities but is a chronic smoker while the second patient had no bladder or bowel disturbance nor lower limb pain. It also discusses the symptoms of facet joint septic arthritis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus including decreased reflexes and cauda equina syndrome.
ACCESSION #
48983923

 

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