Staphylococcal infection of the subacromial/subdeltoid bursa

D. L. Co, A. N. Baer

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A patient with a Staphylococcus aureus infection of the subacromial/subdeltoid bursa is described. Instillation of radiocontrast dye into the purulent cavity provided evidence that the infection was localized to the subacromial/subdeltoid bursa. The use of bursography/arthrography to define the site and extent of shoulder infections may help to determine the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy and the prognosis for cartilage and/or bone destruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-851
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • infection
  • shoulder
  • subacromial/subdeltoid bursa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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