Does inflammatory joint diseases affect the accuracy of infection biomarkers in patients with periprosthetic joint infections? A prospective comparative reliability study.


Tahta M., Simsek M. , IŞIK Ç., AKKAYA M., GÜRSOY S., BOZKURT M.

Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association, vol.24, no.2, pp.286-289, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jos.2018.08.022
  • Title of Journal : Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
  • Page Numbers: pp.286-289

Abstract

Background: The diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) in patients with inflammatory joint diseases (IJD) could be challenging. Several tests used for diagnosing PJI may be inaccurate due to baseline inflammatory characteristics of such diseases. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of several infection biomarkers, in a specific subgroup of patients with PJI and IJD.