Septic arthritis in osteoarthritic hips

Fiona Jane Gilbert, James Douglas Hutchison, David Knight

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Osteoarthritis of the hip is extremely common and often runs an episodic and deteriorating course. Increased pain in affected patients is usually attributed to an exacerbation of this degenerative process, but this may miss the important development of sepsis in that joint. We have seen four such patients recently. Because of the low index of suspicion, the diagnosis was delayed in all cases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-41
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Issue number7048
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 1996


  • aged
  • aged, 80 and over
  • infectious arthritis
  • blood sedimentation
  • female
  • humans
  • male
  • hip osteoarthritis
  • Staphylococcal Infections


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