What should be the focus of history in suspected septic arthritis?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Because joint infections are uncommon, be especially attentive to features of the patient's history that may indicate an infectious process instead of a primary rheumatologic or orthopedic process. [7, 8, 19, 20, 23, 24, 2, 25]


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