What is the frequency of salmonella septic arthritis in patients with sickle cell anemia?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Unlike salmonella osteomyelitis, the frequency of salmonella septic arthritis is not greatly increased in patients with sickle cell anemia. However, when septic arthritis does occur, Salmonella is more commonly identified.


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