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Musculoskeletal infection 

Musculoskeletal infection
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Musculoskeletal infection
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10.1093/med/9780199229994.003.0016
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date: 31 May 2020

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A patient presenting with a hot swollen joint requires emergency assessment and treatment, as the major cause of avoidable morbidity is untreated sepsis....

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