TABLE 1.

Identification of bacteria and bacterial products in the joint by different methodsa

BacteriumPresence in joint of bacterial products
AntigensDNARNACulture
C. trachomatis +++±
Y. enterocolitica ++NDb
Y. pseudotuberculosis ++
S. flexneri and S. sonnei++ND
  • a Data are from reference 175.

  • b ND, not done.