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Title: Septic arthritis complicating hip osteoarthritis.
Author: Nolla Solé, Joan Miquel
Mateo Soria, Lourdes
Rozadilla Sacanell, Antoni
Blanco, Jordi del
Keywords: Artritis
Articulació coxofemoral
Hip joint
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: BMJ Group
Abstract: Four patients with osteoarthritis of the hip, who developed septic arthritis of the affected joint, are reported. The septic arthritis developed insidiously and was diagnosed with difficulty. One patient died, two required subsequent joint excision, and one arthrodesis despite antibiotics. The presence of a recognised predisposing factor to septic arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or a surgically replaced joint, can provide a diagnostic pointer. These cases suggest that osteoarthritis, similarly, is a predisposing factor. It is concluded that joint sepsis should be considered if a patient with osteoarthritis develops new symptoms from a single joint with associated systemic features.
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It is part of: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 1992, vol. 51, núm. 5, p. 704
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ISSN: 0003-4967
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