Infectious arthritis

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Infectious arthritis

Infectious arthritis is joint pain, soreness, stiffness and swelling caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection that spreads from another part of the body. Depending on the type of infection, one or more joints may be affected.  Certain bacteria can cause a form of infectious arthritis called reactive arthritis, which appears to be caused by the immune system reacting to bacteria, rather than by the infection itself. In reactive arthritis, joint inflammation develops weeks, months or even years after the infection. Reactive arthritis happens most commonly after infections of the genital and gastrointestinal tracts. To diagnose infectious arthritis, your health care provider may do tests of your blood, urine, and joint fluid. Treatment includes medicines and sometimes surgery.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Infectious arthritis" returned 28 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Incidence of infectious complications in hip and knee arthroplasties in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients.
 

Author(s): Bernardo Matos da Cunha, Sandro Barbosa de Oliveira, Leopoldo Santos-Neto

Journal: Rev Bras Reumatol. 2011 Dec;51(6):609-15.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the major indications of total hip (THA) or knee (TKA) arthroplasty. International studies have suggested that RA is a risk factor for prosthesis infections.

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2011

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The epidemiology of infectious gastroenteritis related reactive arthritis in U.S. military personnel: a case-control study.
 

Author(s): Jennifer A Curry, Mark S Riddle, Robert P Gormley, David R Tribble, Chad K Porter

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Reactive arthritis (ReA) is a recognized sequela of infectious gastroenteritis (IGE). However, the population-based incidence of IGE-related ReA is poorly defined, and the risk of disease has not previously been characterized in a military population. The intent of this study was ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2010

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Cytomegalovirus-induced infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome in a rheumatoid arthritis patient treated with methotrexate and infliximab.
 

Author(s): Yasuhiro Shimojima, Wataru Ishii, Masayuki Matsuda, Hideyuki Nakazawa, Shu-Ichi Ikeda

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2010 ;49(10):937-40.

 

We report a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who developed cytomegalovirus (CMV)-induced infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome (IMLS) while being treated with methotrexate and infliximab. She suddenly developed intermittent high fever and general fatigue with liver dysfunction, ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2010

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The terms "Infectious arthritis" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Nanomedicines for chronic non-infectious arthritis: the clinician's perspective.
 

Author(s): Israel Rubinstein, Guy L Weinberg

Journal: Nanomedicine. 2012 Sep;8 Suppl 1():S77-82.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are prevalent chronic health conditions. However, despite recent advances in medical therapeutics, their treatment still represents an unmet medical need because of safety and efficacy concerns with currently prescribed drugs. Accordingly, ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2012

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[TNFalpha blockers and infectious risk in rheumatoid arthritis].
 

Author(s): B Raffeiner, C Botsios, F Ometto, L Bernardi, A Montante, P Sfriso, S Todesco, L Punzi

Journal: Reumatismo. ;61(3):165-73.

 

Patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis have increased risk of infections when compared with general population. The risk depends directly from disease activity and severity. Furthermore, risk increases with aging, immunosuppressive agents and comorbidities such as diabetes, ...

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2009

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Infectious arthritis: clinical features, laboratory findings and treatment.
 

Author(s): J W Smith, P Chalupa, M Shabaz Hasan

Journal: Clin. Microbiol. Infect.. 2006 Apr;12(4):309-14.

 

An infection of native joints leads generally to suppurative arthritis, which may be of one joint (monarticular) or several joints (oligoarticular). Bacteria that produce symptoms in multiple joints during bacteraemia, such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, may also induce inflammation in ...

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2006

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Arthrocentesis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Periprosthetic Joint Infection; Septic Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2015

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Analysis of Human Knee Joint Fluid Using Metabonomic, Genomic and Tribology Techniques
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteoarthritis; Septic Arthritis; Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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Pro-calcitonin for Early Detection of Septic Arthritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Arthritis, Infectious

 

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2015

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