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Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 264–265 | Cite as

Perceived Risks of Joint Infection Following Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injections: A Survey of Rheumatologists

  • B. Pal
  • J. Morris
Short Communication

Abstract:

There are no clear published data on the risks of bacterial arthritis following intra-articular corticosteroid injections. Forty rheumatologists were given a detailed questionnaire; 32 (response 80%) completed questionnaires were analysed. On the basis of recalled cases of post-injection joint infection we estimate this risk to be low, at 4.6/100 000 injections.

Key words:Corticosteroids – Infection – Injection – Intra-articular – Risk 

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© Clinical Rheumatology 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Pal
    • 1
  • J. Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Rheumatology, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Withington Hospital, Manchester, UKGB

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