Infectious Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System

  • Theofanis Kalathas
  • Nikolaos K. Paschos
Part of the Orthopaedic Study Guide Series book series (ORTHSTUDY)


  • Recent trauma or surgery.

  • IV drug use.

  • Immunocompromise.

  • Diabetes mellitus.

  • Peripheral vascular disease.

  • Peripheral neuropathy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theofanis Kalathas
    • 1
  • Nikolaos K. Paschos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineBoston Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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