Clinical guidelines for the antimicrobial treatment of bone and joint infections in Korea

Jin Soo Lee, Jacob Lee, Jae Phil Choi, Joon-Young Song, Chul Won Ha, Jae Hyup Lee, Jeong Joon Yoo, Jae Kwang Yum, Hyoung Keun Oh, Yong In, Hee Young Lee

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There are many various diseases in the bone and joint infections, and we tried to make antimicrobial treatment guidelines for common infectious diseases based on available data for microbiology and clinical trials. This guidelines focused on the treatment of osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, which can be experienced by physicians at diverse clinical settings. This guidelines is not applicable to diabetic foot infections, postoperative infections or post-traumatic infections which need special considerations. The guidelines for those conditions will be separately developed later. Surgical treatment of bone and joint infections, pediatric bone and joint infection, tuberculous bone and joint infection, and prophylactic antibiotic use were not included in this guideline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-138
Number of pages14
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


  • Antimicrobial treatment
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Septic arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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