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Infectious arthritis

Infectious arthritis: Introduction

Infectious arthritis: This is a general term used to describe forms of arthritis that are caused by infectious agents, such as bacteria or viruses. Parvovirus arthritis, ... more about Infectious arthritis.

Infectious arthritis: A rare condition where arthritis occurs as a result of joint infection by a bacteria, virus or fungus. Symptoms vary according to the infection type. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Infectious arthritis is available below.

Symptoms of Infectious arthritis

Treatments for Infectious arthritis

  • Specific therapy is dictated by the infective organism but the approach to treatment includes:
  • Joint aspiration - for confirmation of diagnosis, culture and antimicrobial sensitivities of the infective organism
  • Intravenous antibiotics - generally for an extended period
  • Surgical drainage and washout
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Infectious arthritis?

Types of Infectious arthritis

Causes of Infectious arthritis

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Disease Topics Related To Infectious arthritis

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Infectious arthritis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Infectious arthritis

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Infectious arthritis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Infectious arthritis

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Infectious arthritis: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Infectious arthritis

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Infectious arthritis

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Infectious arthritis: Animations

Research about Infectious arthritis

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Clinical Trials for Infectious arthritis

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Infectious arthritis: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Infectious arthritis

This is a general term used to describe forms of arthritis that are caused by infectious agents, such as bacteria or viruses. Parvovirus arthritis, gonococcal arthritis, and Lyme disease are examples of infectious arthritis. In those cases caused by bacteria, early diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics relieve the arthritis symptoms and cure the disease. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)


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