Adult native septic arthritis: a review of 10 years of experience and lessons for empirical antibiotic therapy.

@article{Clerc2011AdultNS,
  title={Adult native septic arthritis: a review of 10 years of experience and lessons for empirical antibiotic therapy.},
  author={Olivier Clerc and Guy Prod'hom and Gilbert Greub and Giorgio Zanetti and Laurence Senn},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={1168-73}
}
OBJECTIVES To review the epidemiology of native septic arthritis to establish local guidelines for empirical antibiotic therapy as part of an antibiotic stewardship programme. METHODS We conducted a 10 year retrospective study based on positive synovial fluid cultures and discharge diagnosis of septic arthritis in adult patients. Microbiology results and medical records were reviewed. RESULTS Between 1999 and 2008, we identified 233 episodes of septic arthritis. The predominant causative… CONTINUE READING
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