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Septic Arthritis. Now That Sounds Nasty by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:31am I came across the term septic arthritis when I was doing some research and it sparked my interest. A few years I had strep throat go septic, and boy, was I sick! I was fortunate to have it caught just in time before my kidneys were about to shut down . Since I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, I thought this would be something worth looking into. Sep ... Read on »
MRSA Linked to Septic Arthritis by awesome Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 14 Jun 2010 10:10pm There has been extensive news coverage lately about the incidence of an extremely drug resistant form of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also know as MRSA. In fact, recent reports include those of deaths related to MRSA. MRSA is caused by bacteria that exist on the skin. Estimates are that over 89 million Americans are hosts to ... Read on »
Septic Arthritis. Now That Sounds Nasty by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 6:20am I came across the term septic arthritis when I was doing some research and it sparked my interest. A few years I had strep throat go septic, and boy, was I sick! I was fortunate to have it caught just in time before my kidneys were about to shut down . Since I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, I thought this would be something worth looking into. ... Read on »
Paucis Verbis card: Septic Arthritis by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 11 Jun 2010 12:00am In the workup of monoarticular arthritis, the question that emergency physicians constantly struggle over is whether the patient has a nongonococcal septic arthritis. This joint infection alarmingly damages and erodes cartilage within only a few days. This installment of the Paucis Verbis (In a Few Words) e-card series reviews ... Read on »
Septic Arthritis by Shilah C. Azib Posted Wed 30 Jun 2010 6:14pm Septic arthritis poses the biggest threat to young children and the elderly as their immune systems can be compromised due to their age. This disease should not be taken lightly as it has a tendency to damage bone cartilage as well as creating septic shock which can be fatal. Septic arthritis also called infectious or bacterial ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Synovial lactate in septic arthritis by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 12:00am A 55 year old woman presents with rheumatoid arthritis presents with monoarticular joint pain in her left knee for the past 3 days. She has a low-grade fever of 100.2 F and a significantly warm and tender knee. "It feels different than my RA flare." Does this patient have a septic joint? The difficulty in diagnosing this elus ... Read on »
Transient Synovitis vs Septic Arthritis of the Hip by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 May 2013 12:00am Limping is a common reason for parents to bring their children to emergency departments.  Fischer et al  state that 77% of acute, atraumatic limp is dealt with in the ED, and 20% do not even complain of pain. Our job as physicians is to complete appropriate assessments to not miss any serious pathology. S ... Read on »
Warning Signs of Infectious (Septic) Arthritis by awesome Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 05 Jun 2010 7:46pm In the last post I described the basics about infectious arthritis. It can be caused by bacteria, or virus. The warning signs to look for differ based on the type of germ that caused the joint infection. Something to keep in mind is that people with chronic health conditions tend to be more susceptible to psoriatic arthritis because their ... Read on »
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, OSTEOARTHRITIS, ARTHRITIS AND BACK PAIN... by Barmac Posted Fri 27 Aug 2010 3:27am Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis and back pain... In case, like me you sometimes get a bit mixed up with these conditions I thought I would give you the details on each one. RHEUMATOID arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the bodies immune system attacks joints, which causes pain swelling and inflammation ... Read on »
OsteoArthritis or OA - what is it? by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 12:00am Arthritis is a general term that means inflammation in joints. Osteoarthritis , also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis . It is associated with a breakdown of cartilage in joints and can occur in almost any joint in the body. It most commonly occurs in the weight bearing joints of the hips, knee ... Read on »