Septic Arthritus

Were you looking for information about Septic Arthritis? Septic arthritus is a common misspelling of septic arthritis.
Septic arthritis is arthritis that is caused by bacteria. It is considered a medical emergency because the condition can cause permanent damage to the joints involved without prompt treatment. Septic arthritis most often affects infants and children under age three, but people who have rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or osteoarthritis are also at an increased risk for developing the condition. Treatment usually involves the use of antibiotics, but the length of treatment will depend on the specific type of bacteria.
(Click Septic Arthritis for more information about this type of arthritis, including its possible symptoms, causes, and risk factors. 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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