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Risk Factors Associated with a Poor Prognosis in a Patient with Bacterial Arthritis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with bacterial arthritis for risk factors associated with a poor outcome.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M00.9

Description:

A number of risk factors may be associated with a poor prognosis for a patient with bacterial arthritis. A patient with one or more risk factors may require more aggressive therapy and closer monitoring.

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