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Unformatted text preview: • knee>hip> shoulder = ankle = wrist • associated physical findings looking for a potential source of infection or portals of entry (Remember the sty from case 1?) 8.3. Radiography • plain radiographs might be useful • CT scan and MRI are very useful for defining joints and complex surrounding structures Ex. Tuberculous septic arthritis of the hip – extensive destruction of the femoral head and neck (Protrusio Acetabula) due to bony resorption, soft tissue abscess. 8.4. Laboratory examination • Blood culture – detection of bacteremia in septic arthritis varies (10-50%) • synovial fluid examination o elevated WBC count – usually >50,000 o Gram stain generally positive in 1/3 of cases o cultures positive in 25-80%...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course BSC BSC1086 taught by Professor Joystewart during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10