Which conditions in a patient’s history increase the likelihood of septic arthritis?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Obtain a thorough history regarding the possible presence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or exposure to ticks (Lyme disease). The increase of group B streptococcal joint infections is associated with the increased prevalence of diabetes and increasing life expectancy.


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