septic bursitis


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septic bursitis

Bursitis caused by bacterial invasion of the joint.
See also: bursitis
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The majority of reported cases of septic bursitis have been in men.
Almost all cases of paediatric septic bursitis occur after acute trauma, with or without skin abrasion, rather than after repetitive occupational trauma.
Septic bursitis is an important differential diagnosis in athletes presenting with an acute subcutaneous swelling of the elbow or knee, particularly in response to trauma.
Anatomic Plane Infection Skin Cellulitis Fascia Infective fasciitis Necrotizing fasciitis Muscle Pyomyositis Bursa Septic bursitis Joint Septic arthritis Bone cortex Infective osteitis Bone marrow Osteomyelitis
The differential diagnosis includes septic arthritis (such as staphylococcal and gonococcal infections of the knee joint), inflammatory types of arthritis, septic bursitis, cellulitis, and impetigo.