JAMES W. SMITH, M.D.; JAY P. SANFORD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Various bacterial agents are considered in the differential diagnosis of acute arthritis, but little consideration is given to a viral etiology, although a variety of viral agents have been associated with clinical arthritis. Representation is limited to a small number of the major groups of viruses. The reported viral agents have been categorized as those in which arthritis is either a common or presenting clinical feature (Table 1) and those in which arthritis is a very uncommon feature (Table 2). This review emphasizes the need to consider these agents in the differential diagnosis of acute arthritis.
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SMITH JW, SANFORD JP. Viral Arthritis. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:651–659. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-3-651
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(3_Part_1):651-659.
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