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Were you looking for information about Septic Arthritis? Septik arthritis is a common misspelling of septic arthritis.
 
Most cases of septic arthritis involve infants and children under the age of three. The condition is caused by a bacterial infection within a joint, which causes inflammation within the joint and can ultimately lead to damage to the cartilage, underlying bone, and joint capsule. Symptoms of septic arthritis may include severe pain within a joint, a noticeable limp, and fever or cold sweats. Treatment for this type of arthritis involves the use of antibiotics and draining of the infected joint.
 
(Click Septic Arthritis to learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and risk factors of this condition. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on septic arthritis.)
 
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