Septic Arthritis Index

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Septic arthritis, or infectious arthritis, is infection of one or more joints by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Symptoms and signs of septic arthritis include fever, joint pain, chills, swelling, redness, warmth, and stiffness. Treatment involves antibiotics and the drainage of the infected joint.

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Terms related to Septic Arthritis:

  • Arthritis, Infectious
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  • Infectious Arthritis