Infective arthritis in adults – experience at a teaching hospital in Kuwait

@article{Kaushik1999InfectiveAI,
  title={Infective arthritis in adults – experience at a teaching hospital in Kuwait},
  author={Prashant Kaushik and Anand N. Malaviya and Vincent Olubunmi Rotimi},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={1999},
  volume={19},
  pages={1-5}
}
Infective arthritis (InfectA) has a variable geographical pattern. A `Medline' search did not yield any earlier series on epidemiological pattern of InfectA from Kuwait or the Gulf region. Therefore, an observational prospective study of sequential cases seen over a period of 4 years was carried out. Of a total of 2021 patients seen during this period, 36 (1.8%) were diagnosed to have InfectA. There were 6 (16.7%) cases of neisserial and 30 (83.3%) of non-neisserial InfectA. Predisposing… CONTINUE READING