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INFECTIOUS ARTHRITIS
The classical presentation of infectious arthritis is acute onset of pain, warmth and swelling of a single joint.
The range of motion is usually decreased.
The knee is the most commonly affected but any joint may be involved.
Fever and chills may be present.
More than 1 joint may be involved in patients with pre-existing joint disease, other inflammatory conditions or severe sepsis, and in some patients infected with certain pathogens eg N gonorrheae, N meningitidis and Salmonella spp.
Infectious arthritis must always be a part of the differential diagnosis in a patient with an acute monoarthritis. 
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Indication: Short-term treatment of upper & lower resp tract, skin & soft tissue, GUT infections. Tab & inj Sh...

Indication: Acute bacterial sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired & nosoco...

Indication: Infections of the resp tract, middle ear (otitis media), paranasal sinuses (sinusitis) especially caused by gm...

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infection, upper & lower UTI, peritonitis, cholecystitis, cholangitis & o...

Indication: Lower resp tract, complicated & uncomplicated UTI, intra-abdominal, skin & skin structure infections; ...

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infections including sinusitis, otitis media & epiglottitis, bacterial pneumo...

Indication: Nosocomial & community-acquired pneumonia including concurrent bacteremia, complicated & uncomplicated...

Indication: Complicated skin & skin structure infections. Staph aureus bloodstream infections (bacteremia) including t...

Indication: Resp; GUT, ophth, skin & soft tissue, biliary tract, GI & ENT infections. Cholecystitis & cholangi...

Indication: Polymicrobic & mixed aerobic/anaerobic infections. Initial therapy prior to the identification of the caus...

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