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Stephanie Halvorson

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Reactive arthritis

I. What every physician needs to know. Reactive arthritis is a spondyloarthritis that develops after an infection elsewhere in the body. Symptoms of arthritis generally develop between 1 week and 1 month after the incident infection. By definition, the arthritis is aseptic (i.e. the pathogen cannot be recovered from synovial specimens). Patients with reactive arthritis…

Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis I. What every physician needs to know Osteomyelitis refers to inflammation of bone due to infection. Infection can reach bone through a number of different means, such as: 1. Contiguous spread from a nearby source (e.g., infected sacral decubitus ulcer) 2. Direct inoculation (e.g., following penetrating trauma or surgery) 3. Hematogenous seeding (e.g., vertebral…

Reactive arthritis

Does this patient have reactive arthritis? Reactive arthritis is a spondyloarthritis that develops after an infection elsewhere in the body. Symptoms of arthritis generally develop between 1 week and 1 month after the incident infection. Traditionally, the arthritis has been described as “aseptic” (i.e. the living pathogen cannot be recovered from synovial specimens); however, bacterial…

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