Septic arthritis is the infection of a joint space.
Signs and symptoms of septic arthritis include
Other associated symptoms and signs can include
Cause of septic arthritis
Infection with bacteria, fungi, or viruses causes septic arthritis. Risk factors for the development of septic arthritis include
- taking immune-suppression medicines,
- intravenous drug abuse,
- a history of joint disease, injury or surgery, and
- a number of underlying medical illnesses.
Medical conditions that put a person at increased risk for septic arthritis include
Staphylococcus aureus and Hemophilus influenzae are the most common bacterial causes of septic arthritis.
Other septic arthritis symptoms and signs
- Inability to Move the Affected Limb
- Joint Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Joint Swelling
- Redness of Joints
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