Septic and aseptic arthritis: a continuum?

  title={Septic and aseptic arthritis: a continuum?},
  author={David Taylor-Robinson and Andrew Keat},
  journal={Bailliere's best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology},
  volume={13 1},
This chapter considers the likelihood that a wide spectrum of infection-provoked arthritis exists, ranging from overt sepsis to apparently aseptic chronic arthritis in which very small numbers of causal bacteria can be detected only by using highly sensitive techniques. It asks whether joints are, as conventionally held, normally devoid of micro-organisms… CONTINUE READING