Septic bone, joint and muscle lesions associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

@article{Hughes1992SepticBJ,
  title={Septic bone, joint and muscle lesions associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection.},
  author={Richard A. C. Hughes and Ian F Rowe and David Shanson and Andrew C S Keat},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  year={1992},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={381-8}
}
Ten episodes of musculoskeletal sepsis have been seen in nine patients with HIV infection. Seven patients had AIDS, circulating CD4-positive lymphocyte counts being less than 0.1 x 10(9)/l in six. Septic arthritis recurred in seven patients, osteomyelitis in three and pyomyositis and bursitis each occurred in one patient. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from four patients, atypical micro-organisms being found in three. Presentation of musculoskeletal infection in this patient group may be… CONTINUE READING

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