Emerg. Med. Practice
January 1, 2022
Rachel Sullivan, MD
Does the patient have a history of gout?
Historical Factors Indicating Risk of Septic Arthritis
- Presence of fever AND joint pain
- History of rheumatoid arthritis or a prosthetic joint
- History of skin or soft-tissue infection
- Severe pain with joint range of motion
- Pre-existing joint disease or recent joint surgery
A patient with any of these characteristics has an increased chance of having septic arthritis, and arthrocentesis should be considered.
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About This Issue Case Presentations Introduction Critical Appraisal of the Literature Epidemiology, Etiology, and Pathophysiology Differential Diagnosis Infectious Arthritis Septic Arthritis Gonococcal Arthritis Lyme Arthritis Degenerative Arthritis Osteoarthritis Autoimmune Disease Crystal Disease Gout Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (Pseudogout) Reactive Arthritis Postinfectious Arthritis Postviral Arthritis Zika Arthritis Chikungunya Arthritis COVID-19
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