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Thorn synovitis of the knee joint with Nocardia pyarthrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8448949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pyarthrosis of the knee with Nocardia asteroides occurred concomitantly with thorn synovitis in an 11-year-old boy who was otherwise healthy. A review of the orthopedic and infectious disease literatures did not disclose a similar report. Contrary to common teaching, effusions from joints violated by thorns should not be presumed sterile. Culture for bacterial and fungal infections is recommended when treating cases of thorn synovitis.
A A Freiberg; J E Herzenberg; J A Sangeorzan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-09     Completed Date:  1993-04-09     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Michigan Hospitals, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ann Arbor 48109.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Infectious / complications*
Knee Joint / microbiology*
Nocardia Infections / complications*
Nocardia asteroides*
Synovitis / complications*,  microbiology

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