Difference between revisions of "Septic bursitis"

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*Bursal fluid aspiration
 
*Bursal fluid aspiration
 
**Both diagnostic and therapeutic
 
**Both diagnostic and therapeutic
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==Differential Diagnosis==
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*[[Olecranon bursitis (nonseptic)]]
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*[[Prepatellar bursitis (nonseptic)]]
  
 
==Treatment==
 
==Treatment==

Revision as of 18:11, 29 September 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

Differential Diagnosis

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