Bacterial Superinfection

  • Hans G. Fassbender


Kellgren and colleagues (1958) have described the susceptibility of the rheumatoid joint to superimposed bacterial infections. These present clinically as septic diseases needing appropriate therapy. We have not had any biopsies from patients with a current real septic superinfection, because in these cases intensive antibiotic therapy is required and biopsy is not indicated.


Arthritis Osteoarthritis Encapsulation Staphylococcus 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans G. Fassbender
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  1. 1.Zentrum für Rheuma-PathologieMainzGermany

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