Were you looking for information about Septic Arthritis? Ceptic arthritis is a common misspelling of septic arthritis.
Septic arthritis is a form of arthritis that is caused by a bacterial infection within a joint or joints. The bacteria cause inflammation within the joint and, without prompt medical attention, can lead to permanent damage. People with previous joint damage, young children and infants, and those with an infection in another part of the body are at an increased risk for developing septic arthritis. Treatment includes the use of antibiotics and may also involve draining the infected joint.
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