John J. Ross

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Bacterial Arthritis

Does this patient have bacterial arthritis? Bacterial arthritis is typically divided into gonococcal and non-gonococcal arthritis (NGA). Non-gonococcal arthritis is of greatest concern, because it is the most damaging; therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is critical. The duration of untreated infection is the most important determinant of joint damage. An infected joint may be destroyed…

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