Diagnostics of septic arthritis in the sternoclavicular region: 10 consecutive patients and literature review.

@article{Bodker2013DiagnosticsOS,
  title={Diagnostics of septic arthritis in the sternoclavicular region: 10 consecutive patients and literature review.},
  author={Tina Bodker and Mikkel T\ottrup and Klaus Kjaer Petersen and Anne Grethe Jurik},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={67-74}
}
BACKGROUND Septic arthritis in the sternoclavicular (SC) region is rare and may be difficult to diagnose clinically and radiologically. It mainly affects immunocompromised persons, and can clinically be misinterpreted as tumor and rheumatic disorders. Lacking radiological reference standard, a multimodality approach may contribute to a prolonged diagnostic process. PURPOSE To describe the diagnostics of septic arthritis in the SC region. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 2001 and 2011 10… CONTINUE READING