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September 25, 1926

PARANASAL CELL INFECTION AS A CAUSE OF INFECTIOUS ARTHRITIS

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS
From the Surgical Department, Washington University School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1926;87(13):1035-1036. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680130049014
Abstract

In a paper read before this section at San Francisco in June, 1975, Hammond 1 stated that "perhaps the chief problem to be considered in chronic infectious arthritis is the determination of the etiologic factor within the body." Furthermore, he thought it reasonable to suppose that if the arthritis is due to some suppurative process, the joint condition should be relieved, provided the etiologic factor is found and removed. After having called attention to the numerous possible sources of infection within the body, and the difficulties encountered in an effort to determine which one is responsible for the joint manifestations, he stated that he did not share the opinion of those workers in this field who believed that a recognizable focal infection was present in nearly all cases of chronic infectious arthritis, nor was he convinced that the removal of the focus of infection would necessarily cure a chronic arthritis

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