YVON CHARTIER, M.D.; WILLIAM J. MARTIN, M.D.; PATRICK J. KELLY, M.D.
It is the consensus that the results of treatment of bacterial arthritis with antibiotics are superior to those obtainable in the days prior to the introduction of these agents. Because of the paucity of pertinent reports in the recent literature, it is difficult to establish this view objectively. The purpose of this paper is primarily to outline the antibiotic therapy of bacterial arthritis and to report the observations made in 77 cases encountered at the Mayo Clinic during the 19-year period, 1939 through 1957. Cases of bacterial arthritis involving the hips were excluded from this study since members of our
CHARTIER Y, MARTIN WJ, KELLY PJ. BACTERIAL ARTHRITIS: EXPERIENCES IN THE TREATMENT OF 77 PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;50:1462–1474. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-6-1462
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(6):1462-1474.
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