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Brucella arthritis.
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PMID:  3823795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nine cases of peripheral arthritis were identified among 40 patients with brucellosis, in the endemic area of Southwestern Greece, during a 4-year prospective study. In 5 patients the joint was aspirated and the examination of the synovial fluid revealed white cell counts ranging from 4,460/mm3 to 8,800/mm3, with lymphocytic predominance. Synovial fluid cultures were positive for Brucella in 3 out of the 5 patients. These findings suggest that brucella arthritis is mainly a true septic arthritis, with characteristic joint fluid features, which distinguish it from other septic arthritides, a fact that is extremely helpful in its early diagnosis and management in an endemic area.
A P Andonopoulos; G Asimakopoulos; E Anastasiou; H P Bassaris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rheumatology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0300-9742     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-30     Completed Date:  1987-03-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0321213     Medline TA:  Scand J Rheumatol     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthritis, Infectious / metabolism*
Brucella / isolation & purification
Brucellosis / metabolism*
Leukocyte Count
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Synovial Fluid* / analysis,  cytology,  microbiology

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