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Middle aged woman with recent flare of rheumatoid arthritis who presents with fever and arthritis of the right elbow with a joint tap revealing a leukocyte count of 60K, most consistent diagnosis?

 

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Middle aged woman with recent flare of rheumatoid arthritis who presents with fever and arthritis of the right elbow with a joint tap revealing a leukocyte count of 60K most consistent with septic arthritis.

Most common organism to cause septic arthritis isStaph aureusand patients with suspected Staph aureus infections are often started on an antibiotic that can cover MRSA, such as Vancomycin.

 

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