Lesson of the month 1: Septic arthritis with normal acute phase reactants and white cell count in a patient receiving tocilizumab

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Septic arthritis represents 8–27% of cases of monoarthritis presenting to the emergency department. Tocilizumab is an interleukin-6 blocking monoclonal antibody with the mechanistic potential to interfere with the body's normal inflammatory response to an infectious insult. We present a case of septic arthritis with a normal white cell count, C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and fibrinogen in a patient treated with tocilizumab.

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