Lyme arthritis is rare in Eastern Denmark

CONCLUSION. The number of requested B. burgdorferi serological tests was highest in primary care. A clear guideline describing how to diagnose LA is needed in primary and secondary care alike. FUNDING none. TRIAL REGISTRATION Under current Danish law, no formal ethical approval was required for this study. Approval for this study was obtained from the Danish Data Protection Agency (no. 2012-58-0004).PMID:34983732
Source: Danish Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION. The number of requested B. burgdorferi serological tests was highest in primary care. A clear guideline describing how to diagnose LA is needed in primary and secondary care alike. FUNDING none. TRIAL REGISTRATION Under current Danish law, no formal ethical approval was required for this study. Approval for this study was obtained from the Danish Data Protection Agency (no. 2012-58-0004).PMID:34983732
Source: Danish Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Am Fam Physician. 2021 Dec 1;104(6):589-597.ABSTRACTSeptic arthritis must be considered and promptly diagnosed in any patient presenting with acute atraumatic joint pain, swelling, and fever. Risk factors for septic arthritis include age older than 80 years, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, recent joint surgery, hip or knee prosthesis, skin infection, and immunosuppressive medication use. A delay in diagnosis and treatment can result in permanent morbidity and mortality. Physical examination findings and serum markers, including erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein, are helpful in the diagnosis but...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
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