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Infectious arthropathies and other rheumatologic manifestations of infectious diseases. Curr Opin Rheumatol 1994 Sep;6(5):537-43

Date

09/01/1994

Pubmed ID

7993713

DOI

10.1097/00002281-199409000-00014

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0027981716   1 Citation

Abstract

Infectious agents have been implicated in the pathogenesis of many rheumatologic diseases. In most of these diseases, including those in which specific organisms are known to play a role, the details of pathogenesis remain incompletely defined. Recent studies have aimed to isolate bacterial and viral pathogens from patients with rheumatic diseases, efforts have been made to further define the host immune response to infection, and there have been attempts to develop improved methods of diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system. This review discusses recent studies on the association of infection with illnesses affecting the joints and musculoskeletal system, with an emphasis on the rheumatic diseases of childhood.

Author List

Nocton JJ

Author

James J. Nocton MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Arthritis, Infectious
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Child
Humans
Lyme Disease
Osteomyelitis
Rheumatic Fever
Virus Diseases