Nongonococcal Infectious Arthritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 31, 2019
  • Author: Edward Dwyer, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

What is the pathophysiology of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

What is the role of bacteria in the etiology of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

What is the role of mycobacteria in the etiology of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

What is the role of fungi in the etiology of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

What are the risk factors for nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

What is the prevalence of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

What is the prognosis of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic in nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Nongonococcal Infectious Arthritis?

Workup

How is nongonococcal infectious arthritis diagnosed?

What is the role of arthrocentesis and synovial fluid analysis in the workup of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

Treatment

How is nongonococcal infectious arthritis treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of nongonococcal infectious arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungals, Systemic are used in the treatment of Nongonococcal Infectious Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antitubercular agents are used in the treatment of Nongonococcal Infectious Arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Nongonococcal Infectious Arthritis?