Medical Definition of Septic arthritis

Septic arthritis: Joint inflammation caused by infection from blood poisoning (sepsis) or from infection within the affected joint itself, or as a side effect of infection in other body tissues. Treatment includes antibiotic medications and surgical drainage. Also known as pyarthosis and suppurative arthritis.

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The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. See Answer

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018