Journal Article

Baker's Cyst Infection: Case Report and Review

Cornelia Drees, Todd Lewis and Sherif Mossad

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 29, issue 2, pages 276-278
Published in print July 1999 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 1999 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/520198
Baker's Cyst Infection: Case Report and Review

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Baker's (popliteal) cysts commonly accompany noninfectious knee joint effusions. They are usually painless unless they rupture. They rarely get infected and present as an abscess in the popliteal fossa. We present such a rare case and review similar cases reported in the world literature.

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