Disease Information for Arthritis, pyogenic/septic: Definition

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  • Arthritis, Infectious; Bacterial Arthritis; Purulent Arthritis; Pyarthrosis; Pyogenic Arthritis; Septic Arthritis; Suppurative Arthritis; Infectious Arthritis occurs as a result of infection of tissues of a joint by bacteria, viruses or fungi; Although the symptoms of Infectious Arthritis depend upon which agent has caused the infection, associated symptoms often include fever, chills, general weakness, and headaches, followed by inflammation and painful swelling of one or more joints of the body---[NORD 2005]---------------------------

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