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Bacterial Infections of Bones and Joints

Bacteriology

Organ and System Infections

  1. Anthony R. Berendt BM BCh FRCP Consultant Physician-in-Charge

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0027

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Berendt, A. R. 2010. Bacterial Infections of Bones and Joints. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Bone Infection Unit, Headington, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Clinical Manifestations
  • 3
    Epidemiology
  • 4
    Pathogenesis
  • 5
    Microbiology
  • 6
    Prevention
  • 7
    Clinical Features
  • 8
    Diagnosis
  • 9
    Treatment
  • 10
    Prognosis
  • 11
    Future Directions
  • 12
    Conclusions

Keywords:

  • bacterial infections of bones and joints;
  • bone and joint infections-challenges to academic and clinical microbiologists;
  • pathogenesis of bone and joint infection-a multistep process;
  • hematogenous spread or contiguous source of infection or contamination;
  • quorum sensing and global regulation of gene expression in pathogens;
  • molecular basis of bone resorption;
  • cell wall-associated adhesins as potential vaccine candidates;
  • chronic osteomyelitis, barring some-surgical removal crucial for dead infected bone