Anja Lohse

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Rheumatoid arthritis is the most commonly reported host-related risk factor for septic arthritis. This risk is highest in severe, seropositive, long-standing (mean, 10 years) rheumatoid arthritis responsible for extraarticular symptoms and treated with systemic glucocorticoids. The clinical presentation of the joint infection is often atypical, leading to(More)
INTRODUCTION Propionibacterium acnes is an anaerobic germ, usually found as a saprophyte of the skin and the mucosa. It may be responsible for iatrogenic or spontaneous osteoarhritis. EXEGESIS We report two new cases of septic arthritis induced by P. acnes: a case of iatrogenic spondylodiscitis and a case of spontaneous septic arthritis of the lumbar(More)
Acute basilar artery occlusion is a relatively rare but life threatening condition requiring rapid diagnosis and treatment. The circumstances and predictive value for outcome in these patients are not well documented. 88 patients with basilar artery occlusion treated in the Department of Neurology at Jena University Hospital from 1998 to 2007 were(More)