Leukocyte esterase strip test: matched for musculoskeletal infection society criteria.

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The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, ISSN: 1535-1386, Vol: 96, Issue: 22, Page: 1917-20

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Tischler, Eric H; Cavanaugh, Priscilla K; Parvizi, Javad, MD
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health); Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Medicine; Actinomyces israelii; adult; aged; coagulase negative Staphylococcus; cohort analysis; Corynebacterium jeikeium; diagnostic accuracy; diagnostic test; diagnostic test accuracy study; Enterococcus faecalis; erythrocyte; female; human; joint aspiration; leukocyte esterase strip test; major clinical study; male; periprosthetic joint infection; predictive value; prospective study; sensitivity and specificity; Staphylococcus aureus; Streptococcus group G; synovial fluid; test strip; total hip prosthesis; total knee replacement; Orthopedics
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The presence of leukocyte esterase in the synovial fluid has recently been proposed as a marker for periprosthetic joint infection. However, the sensitivity and specificity of leukocyte esterase has not been determined when matched for the current, most inclusive Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) criteria for periprosthetic joint infection.