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Arthritis, Infectious

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Synonyms of Arthritis, Infectious

  • Bacterial Arthritis
  • Purulent Arthritis
  • Pyarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Suppurative Arthritis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Infectious arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints that occurs as a result of infection by bacteria, viruses or, less frequently, fungi or parasites. The symptoms of Infectious arthritis depend upon which agent has caused the infection but symptoms often include fever, chills, general weakness, and headaches, followed by inflammation and painful swelling of one or more joints of the body.

Most often, the infection begins at some other location in the body and travels via the bloodstream to the joint. Less commonly, the infection starts in the joint in the course of a surgical procedure, injection or other action.

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