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Rapidly progressing polyarticular septic arthritis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
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PMID:  22893886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Septic arthritis is an orthopedic emergency that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Polyarticular involvement is a relatively rare phenomenon occurring primarily in high-risk patients. In this article, we report the rare case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis presenting with an acute episode of septic arthritis involving most of the joints of the body. Surprisingly, his bilateral total hip arthroplasties were completely unaffected. Unusual polyarticular presentations of septic arthritis, though rare, must still be considered within the differential diagnosis by all healthcare providers when treating certain high-risk groups.
Authors:
Sandeep Dhaliwal; Marie-Eve Lebel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1934-3418     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E100-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
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