Infect Chemother. 2018 Sep;50(3):199-209. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2018.50.3.199
Department of Infectious Diseases, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) poses a burden on patients and health care resources. PJI diagnosis can be challenging, owing to imperfect definition, alongside inadequate diagnostic techniques. In this review, we describe consensus definitions of PJI, approaches to diagnosis using methods available in Korea, and novel diagnostic methods.