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Bacterial Superinfection

  • Hans G. Fassbender
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Synovial Membrane Granulation Tissue Bacterial Superinfection 
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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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