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Infectious / Septic Arthritis - Causes - Symptoms - Treatment Options

Information on the cause, symptoms and treatment of infectious arthritis. Infectious arthritis can be caused caused by an infection or by bacteria. Viruses and fungi can also be a cause. Lyme Disease is a form of infectious arthritis caused by a deer tick.
  1. A to Z: Types of Arthritis
  2. Fifth disease
  3. Fungal arthritis - Mycotic
  4. Gonococcal Arthritis
  5. Lyme Disease
  6. Rheumatic Fever
  7. Tuberculous Arthritis
  8. Viral Arthritis

Infectious Arthritis - Know the Warning Signs
Infectious arthritis is caused by a germ (bacteria, virus, or fungi) that travels through the body to a joint.

Facts About Septic Arthritis
Septic arthritis is an infection that travels through the bloodstream to a joint.

Bacterial arthritis / Septic arthritis
Septic arthritis is an inflammation of a joint caused by bacterial invasion (but not the bacterium that causes gonorrhea).

An In-Depth Report: Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Infections
An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lyme Disease.

Fungal arthritis - Mycotic arthritis
Fungal arthritis is an inflammation of a joint caused by infection by a fungus. Fungal or mycotic arthritis is a very rare condition and may be caused by any of the invasive fungi. These organisms may affect bone or joint tissue. One or more joints may be affected, with the large weight-bearing joints, especially the knee, most commonly affected.

Fifth disease
Fifth disease is a viral illness with mild symptoms and a blotchy rash. The rash begins on the cheeks and spreads to the arms and legs. Fifth disease is caused by human parvovirus B19. It often affects preschoolers or school-age children during the spring.

Gonococcal arthritis
An overview of the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Gonococcal arthritis.

Tuberculous arthritis
Tuberculous arthritis is an infection of the joints caused by tuberculosis. The joints most frequently involved are the spine, hips, knees, wrists, and ankles. Most cases involve just one joint. Tuberculosis involving the spine is often referred to as Pott's disease. The hunchback of Notre Dame had a gibbous deformity (humpback) thought to have been caused by tuberculosis.

Viral arthritis
Viral arthritis is inflammation of the joints that results from a viral infection. The duration is usually short, and it usually disappears on its own without any lasting effects. Symptoms include joint pain and joint swelling of one or more joints. In general, the arthritis is mild. However, there is no known way to prevent viral arthritis.

Infectious Arthritis
Infectious arthritis is inflammation in a joint resulting from bacterial, fungal, or viral infection of synovial or periarticular tissues, from Merck Manual.

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