Molecular diagnosis of Ureaplasma urealyticum septic arthritis in a patient with hypogammaglobulinemia.

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OBJECTIVE We report a hypogammaglobulinemic patient with a destructive oligoarticular arthritis, whose synovial fluid cultures were repeatedly sterile. METHODS AND RESULTS We identified a Ureaplasma urealyticum infection in his affected joints, using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. CONCLUSION The PCR technique promises to be extremely valuable… (More)

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