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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: 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...

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