What is empiric therapy for septic arthritis of native joints?

Updated: Oct 02, 2020
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Empiric therapy should be guided by results of synovial fluid Gram staining. Initial therapy should consist of IV antibiotics. [1] The duration of empiric therapy depends on the determination of the specific etiology. [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]


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