Invasion of joints by microorganisms; often as part of a systemic infection/disease
Curable type of arthritis
System(s) affected: musculoskeletal
Synonym(s): fungal arthritis; mycobacte...
Predominantly monoarticular (90%)
Fungal arthritis may present as a migratory polyarthritis, particularly with Coccidioides immitis and Histoplasma capsulatum.
Oligoarticular reactive a...
Fungal: Hospitalize for parenteral therapy.
Repeat arthrocentesis if fluid reaccumulates.
Prosthetic joint infections may be diffic...
Verify sterilization of joint and normalization of inflammatory markers.
Treatment of mycobacterial arthritis requires monthly CBC. Assess liver ...
Abdulaziz S, Almoallim H, Ibrahim A, et al. Poncet’s disease (reactive arthritis associated with tuberculosis): retrospective case series and review of literature. Clin Rheumatol. ...
M00.9 Pyogenic arthritis, unspecified
A18.02 Tuberculous arthritis of other joints
M00.80 Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified joint
B49 Unspecified mycosis
M06.9 Rheumatoid arthritis, ...
Infectious arthritis may present as fever of unknown origin.
Fungal joint infection may present with synovial thickening and tenderness. Erythema and pain may not be present.
Spinal TB c...
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