Difference between revisions of "Septic bursitis"

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Revision as of 02:38, 25 May 2014

Background

  • Most common sites are prepatellar bursa and olecranon bursa

Clinical Features

  • Acute pain, tenderness, warmth, and erythema of affected bursa
    • None of which is seen in aseptic bursitis
  • Fever (<50%)

Diagnosis

  • Bursal fluid aspiration
    • Both diagnostic and therapeutic

Treatment

Disposition

  • Consider admission for:
    • Extensive purulent bursitis
    • Extensive surrounding cellulitis
    • Suspected joint involvement
    • Immunocompromise
    • Failure to resopnd to course of PO abx

See Also

Source

  • Tintinalli