Clinical management of septic arthritis.

  title={Clinical management of septic arthritis.},
  author={Katie A Sharff and Eric Richards and John M. Townes},
  journal={Current rheumatology reports},
  volume={15 6},
Septic arthritis is a rheumatologic emergency as joint destruction occurs rapidly and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Accurate diagnosis can be particularly challenging in patients with underlying inflammatory joint disease. This review outlines the risk factors for septic arthritis and summarizes the causative bacterial organisms. We highlight advances in antibiotic management with a focus on new drugs for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and discuss the use… CONTINUE READING
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