Septic arthritis in a Nigerian tertiary hospital.

  title={Septic arthritis in a Nigerian tertiary hospital.},
  author={Johnson Dare Ogunlusi and Olugbemisola O Ogunlusi and Lawrence M. Oginni and Julius A Olowookere},
  journal={The Iowa orthopaedic journal},
BACKGROUND Septic arthritis is a disabling disease that requires early diagnosis and prompt management for optimal outcome. Late presentations with deformities were noticed in our clinic. The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of septic arthritis in our environment. METHODS This was an 18-month prospective study in a Nigerian teaching hospital. Thirty-nine consecutive patients with 45 incidences of septic arthritis were studied. Joint aspirates were taken for microbiologic… CONTINUE READING

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