Septic arthritis, also known as joint infection or infectious arthritis, is the invasion of a joint by an infectious agent resulting in joint inflammation. Symptoms. Septic arthritis is a destructive arthropathy caused by an intra-articular infection that usually is related to severe symptoms such as pain and decreased range of. Infectious or septic arthritis is a bacterial infection of the joint. Learn why people get infectious arthritis, tests needed and how it is treated.

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Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints.

Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Infectious arthritis is an infection in the joint.

The infection comes from a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection that spreads from another part of the body. Symptoms of infectious arthritis include.


Septic arthritis

One type of infectious arthritis is reactive arthritis. The reaction is to an infection somewhere else atritis your body. The joint is usually the knee, ankle, or toe. Sometimes, reactive arthritis is set off by an infection in the bladder, or in the urethra, which carries urine out of the body.

Acute Septic Arthritis

In women, septki infection in the vagina can cause the reaction. For both men and women, it can start with bacteria passed on during sex.

Another form of reactive arthritis starts with eating food or handling something that has bacteria on it. To arritis infectious arthritis, your health care provider may do tests of your blood, urine, and joint fluid. Treatment includes medicines and sometimes surgery.

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Resources Find an Expert. For You Children Patient Handouts. Symptoms of infectious arthritis include Intense pain in the joint Joint redness and artrritis Chills and fever Inability to move the area with the infected joint One type of infectious arthritis is reactive arthritis.


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