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Table 2 Definition of prosthetic joint infection

From: Prosthetic joint infection development of an evidence-based diagnostic algorithm

  MSIS IDSA International consensus
Main criteria Supportive criteria Main criteria Supportive criteria Main criteria Supportive criteria
Sinus tract o   o   o  
Identical microorganisms isolated form 2 or more cultures o   o   o  
Purulence surrounding the prosthesis   o o    
Inflammation in histological examination of prosthetic tissue   o   o   o
Single positive culture   o     o
Single positive culture with virulent microorganism     o   
Elevated synovial fluid leukocyte count   o     o
Elevated synovial fluid neutrophil percentage o     o
Elevated serum ESR and CRP values   o     o