Recurrent knee pyarthrosis with intact hyaline cartilage: A case report Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis, Infectious
  • Cartilage, Articular
  • Knee Joint

abstract

  • A 20-year-old patient with hyperimmunoglobulin E and abnormal leukocyte chemotaxis was treated by synovectomy for chronic and recurrent staphylococcal knee pyarthrosis. The articular cartilage was noted to be preserved despite the severity of synovial involvement and the chronic nature of this case of septic arthritis. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes were few, despite florid Staphylococcus aureus growth. This observation lends support to the role of lysozomal enzyme activity from leukocytes in hyaline cartilage damage in pyarthrosis.

publication date

  • December 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3769294

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 275

end page

  • 80

volume

  • No. 212