What are possible comorbidities of septic arthritis?

Updated: Sep 19, 2017
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Numerous conditions that adversely affect the host's defenses (eg, liver disease, diabetes mellitus, lymphoma, solid tumors, complement deficiencies [C7, C8], immunosuppressive drugs, hypogammaglobulinemia) are increasingly observed in patients with septic arthritis. Determine the possible contribution of these diseases to the clinical presentation.


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