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PPID 2021, 1(2), 8; doi: 10.35995/ppid1020008

Native Joint Bacterial Septic Arthritis in the Adult

1 Rush University Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Chicago, IL 60612, USA;
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Received: 10 Dec 2021 / Revised: 21 Dec 2021 / Accepted: 23 Dec 2021 / Published: 31 Dec 2021
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Septic arthritis (SA) is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening condition; it occurs when microorganisms invade the joint space by direct inoculation or by hematogenous spread. Up to a third of patients with septic arthritis suffer long-term disability. Challenges in the management of septic arthritis include selection of appropriate antimicrobials and selection of an appropriate joint fluid drainage method [1]. In this review, I will focus on the epidemiology, mechanism, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of native joint bacterial septic arthritis in the adult.
Keywords: Septic Arthritis
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
Segreti, J. Native Joint Bacterial Septic Arthritis in the Adult. private_pract_infectious_disease 2021, 1, 8.
Segreti J. Native Joint Bacterial Septic Arthritis in the Adult. Private Practice Infectious Disease. 2021; 1(2):8.
Segreti, John. 2021. "Native Joint Bacterial Septic Arthritis in the Adult." private_pract_infectious_disease 1, no. 2: 8.
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