Factors to Consider When Assessing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Synovial Leukocyte Count in Periprosthetic Joint Infection.

Ottink, Karsten D; Strahm, Carol; Muller-Kobold, Anneke; Sendi, Parham; Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Marjan (2019). Factors to Consider When Assessing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Synovial Leukocyte Count in Periprosthetic Joint Infection. Journal of bone and joint infection, 4(4), pp. 167-173. Ivyspring International Publisher 10.7150/jbji.34854

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Synovial white blood cell (WBC) count and the percentage of polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMN%) is one of the diagnostic criteria to diagnose a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Although the test is widely available, the diagnostic accuracy of proposed cut-off levels are influenced by several factors, such as: the affected joint, co-morbid conditions, the causative microorganism and the gathering and processing of samples in the laboratory. In this narrative review we provide an overview on how and to what extent these factors can affect the synovial WBC count and PMN% in synovial fluid.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Sendi, Parham

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2206-3552

Publisher:

Ivyspring International Publisher

Language:

English

Submitter:

Parham Sendi

Date Deposited:

14 Nov 2019 15:41

Last Modified:

14 Nov 2019 15:50

Publisher DOI:

10.7150/jbji.34854

PubMed ID:

31555502

Uncontrolled Keywords:

diagnosis periprosthetic joint infection polymorphonuclear percentage synovial fluid white blood cell count

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.134945

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/134945

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