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Bacterial arthritis

MedGen UID:
308434
Concept ID:
C1692886
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Arthritides, Bacterial; Arthritis, Bacterial; Arthritis, Septic; Bacterial Arthritides; Bacterial Arthritis; Septic Arthritis
SNOMED CT: Arthritis due to bacterial infection (48245008); Bacterial arthritis (48245008); Septic arthritis (48245008)
 
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0004471

Definition

The inflammation of one or more joints caused by a bacterial infection within the joint space. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion in the affected joint. [from NCI]

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Stahl JP, Canouï E, Pavese P, Bleibtreu A, Dubée V, Ferry T, Gillet Y, Lemaignen A, Lorrot M, Lourtet-Hascoët J, Manaquin R, Meyssonnier V, Pham TT, Varon E, Lesprit P, Gauzit R; reviewers
Infect Dis Now 2023 Jun;53(4):104694. Epub 2023 Mar 21 doi: 10.1016/j.idnow.2023.104694. PMID: 36948248
Hassan AS, Rao A, Manadan AM, Block JA
J Clin Rheumatol 2017 Dec;23(8):435-442. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000588. PMID: 28926460
van der Linden S, van der Heijde D
Curr Opin Rheumatol 2000 Jul;12(4):263-8. doi: 10.1097/00002281-200007000-00005. PMID: 10910177

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Gjika E, Beaulieu JY, Vakalopoulos K, Gauthier M, Bouvet C, Gonzalez A, Morello V, Steiger C, Hirsiger S, Lipsky BA, Uçkay I
Ann Rheum Dis 2019 Aug;78(8):1114-1121. Epub 2019 Apr 16 doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-215116. PMID: 30992295Free PMC Article
Horowitz DL, Katzap E, Horowitz S, Barilla-LaBarca ML
Am Fam Physician 2011 Sep 15;84(6):653-60. PMID: 21916390
Margaretten ME, Kohlwes J, Moore D, Bent S
JAMA 2007 Apr 4;297(13):1478-88. doi: 10.1001/jama.297.13.1478. PMID: 17405973
Ho G Jr
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Ho G Jr
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Diagnosis

Hassan AS, Rao A, Manadan AM, Block JA
J Clin Rheumatol 2017 Dec;23(8):435-442. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000588. PMID: 28926460
Ross JJ
Infect Dis Clin North Am 2017 Jun;31(2):203-218. Epub 2017 Mar 30 doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2017.01.001. PMID: 28366221
Horowitz DL, Katzap E, Horowitz S, Barilla-LaBarca ML
Am Fam Physician 2011 Sep 15;84(6):653-60. PMID: 21916390
Margaretten ME, Kohlwes J, Moore D, Bent S
JAMA 2007 Apr 4;297(13):1478-88. doi: 10.1001/jama.297.13.1478. PMID: 17405973
Ho G Jr
Curr Opin Rheumatol 2001 Jul;13(4):310-4. doi: 10.1097/00002281-200107000-00012. PMID: 11555734

Therapy

Sharma V, Sharma A
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2022 Mar;36(1):101736. Epub 2021 Dec 31 doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2021.101736. PMID: 34974970
Gjika E, Beaulieu JY, Vakalopoulos K, Gauthier M, Bouvet C, Gonzalez A, Morello V, Steiger C, Hirsiger S, Lipsky BA, Uçkay I
Ann Rheum Dis 2019 Aug;78(8):1114-1121. Epub 2019 Apr 16 doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-215116. PMID: 30992295Free PMC Article
Ross JJ
Infect Dis Clin North Am 2017 Jun;31(2):203-218. Epub 2017 Mar 30 doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2017.01.001. PMID: 28366221
Arnold JC, Bradley JS
Infect Dis Clin North Am 2015 Sep;29(3):557-74. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2015.05.012. PMID: 26311358
Horowitz DL, Katzap E, Horowitz S, Barilla-LaBarca ML
Am Fam Physician 2011 Sep 15;84(6):653-60. PMID: 21916390

Prognosis

Zhorne D, Bradford KK, Jhaveri R
Rev Recent Clin Trials 2017;12(4):260-268. doi: 10.2174/1574887112666170828120040. PMID: 28847286
Ross JJ
Infect Dis Clin North Am 2017 Jun;31(2):203-218. Epub 2017 Mar 30 doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2017.01.001. PMID: 28366221
Ike RW
Curr Opin Rheumatol 1998 Jul;10(4):330-4. doi: 10.1097/00002281-199807000-00009. PMID: 9725094
Ho G Jr
Curr Opin Rheumatol 1993 Jul;5(4):449-53. doi: 10.1097/00002281-199305040-00008. PMID: 8357741
Smith JW
Infect Dis Clin North Am 1990 Sep;4(3):523-38. PMID: 2212604

Clinical prediction guides

Moussiegt A, François C, Belmonte O, Jaubert J, Traversier N, Picot S, Josse F, Guillot X, Poubeau P, Moiton MP, Bertolotti A, Raffray L
Clin Rheumatol 2022 Sep;41(9):2855-2862. Epub 2022 May 20 doi: 10.1007/s10067-022-06208-w. PMID: 35590115
Dadras M, Böhm C, Wallner C, Wagner JM, Behr B, Lehnhardt M, Daigeler A
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2018 Aug;71(8):1138-1145. Epub 2018 May 22 doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2018.04.017. PMID: 29891427
Omar M, Reichling M, Liodakis E, Ettinger M, Guenther D, Decker S, Krettek C, Suero EM, Mommsen P
Clin Rheumatol 2017 Mar;36(3):591-598. Epub 2016 Apr 12 doi: 10.1007/s10067-016-3255-4. PMID: 27071629
Schattner A, Vosti KL
Medicine (Baltimore) 1998 Mar;77(2):122-39. doi: 10.1097/00005792-199803000-00004. PMID: 9556703
Smith JW
Infect Dis Clin North Am 1990 Sep;4(3):523-38. PMID: 2212604

Recent systematic reviews

Benito N, Martínez-Pastor JC, Lora-Tamayo J, Ariza J, Baeza J, Belzunegui-Otano J, Cobo J, Del-Toro MD, Fontecha CG, Font-Vizcarra L, Horcajada JP, Morata L, Murillo O, Nolla JM, Núñez-Cuadros E, Pigrau C, Portillo ME, Rodríguez-Pardo D, Sobrino-Díaz B, Saavedra-Lozano J
Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin (Engl Ed) 2024 Apr;42(4):208-214. Epub 2023 Oct 31 doi: 10.1016/j.eimce.2023.07.007. PMID: 37919201
Walinga AB, Stornebrink T, Emanuel KS, Kievit AJ, Janssen SJ, Kerkhoffs GMMJ
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2023 Nov;143(11):6547-6559. Epub 2023 Jul 3 doi: 10.1007/s00402-023-04958-z. PMID: 37395855Free PMC Article
Walinga AB, Stornebrink T, Langerhuizen DWG, Struijs PAA, Kerkhoffs GMMJ, Janssen SJ
Bone Joint J 2021 Dec;103-B(12):1745-1753. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.103B12.BJJ-2021-0114.R1. PMID: 34847715
Mankovecky MR, Roukis TS
J Foot Ankle Surg 2014 Sep-Oct;53(5):615-9. Epub 2013 Dec 15 doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2013.10.012. PMID: 24345707
Anagnostakos K, Mosser P, Kohn D
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2013 Jan;21(1):161-9. Epub 2012 Jun 23 doi: 10.1007/s00167-012-2084-5. PMID: 22729805

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