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Usually elderly patients
The infection can be the result of
These causes are very dependent on the patient's resistance against infections: patients with diabetes, renal failure or a deficient immune system, e.g. rheumatoid arthri-tis, are more likely to suffer from haematogenous dis-semination followed by a septic arthritis. 13, 14
Symptoms and Signs:
Acute, severe pain and functional loss.
of movement in the capsular pattern with a spastic endfeel;
The joint shows the signs of a hyperacute inflammation: much pain, gross swelling, redness, warmth
There are also general symptoms, such as high fever, a toxic appearance, pallor, loss of appetite and rigors.
A bacterial infection of the elbow joint is always very serious. It may lead not only to total destruction of the joint but may also endanger life.
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