CHRISTINE SIMONELLI, M.D.; DAVID ZOSCHKE, M.D.; ARTHUR BANKHURST, M.D.; RONALD MESSNER, M.D.
To the editor: The article "Septic Bursitis in the Prepatellar and Olecranon Bursae. An Analysis of 25 Cases" by Ho, Tice, and Kaplan (Ann Intern Med 89:21-27, 1978) was a welcome update of the scant literature on septic bursitis. One important complication of septic olecranon bursitis not mentioned by these authors is osteomyelitis in the adjacent olecranon process. We are presently treating such a case, as described below.
A 28-year-old unemployed black man with systemic lupus erythematosus was admitted with arthralgias, myalgias, and extension of his lupus rash. Medications on admission were 60 mg of prednisone and 3.8 g of
SIMONELLI C, ZOSCHKE D, BANKHURST A, MESSNER R. Septic Bursitis. Ann Intern Med. ;89:575–576. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-4-575_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(4):575-576.
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