septic bursitis


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septic bursitis

Bursitis caused by bacterial invasion of the joint.
See also: bursitis
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The WBC count in septic bursitis is typically much lower than aspirates in septic arthritis, and it is generally agreed that a WBC count of 1000 to 20,000 is indicative of septic bursitis [1,3-5,9,11,13].
Management of septic bursitis is controversial, but antibiotic coverage is almost universally agreed upon.
The patient in this case is an atypical presentation of septic bursitis for several reasons.
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.
Comparison of nonseptic and septic bursitis. Arch Intern Med.
Prepatellar septic bursitis: a case report of skin necrosis associated with open bursectomy.
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