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Case presentation 1

A 76-year-old woman presents to her family practitioner with a 72-hour history of increasing pain in the left knee associated with fever and malaise. Onset was insidious. She has been unable to walk for 12 hours prior to presentation. She has a 5-year history of osteoarthritis progressively affecting both knees for which she had taken a number of different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, until 4 months ago when her medication was changed to paracetamol 2 g daily on account of...