ABCs of: Septic Arthritis – Understanding The Facts Behind
With an estimated incidence of 6 cases per 100,000 people annually in developed countries, septic arthritis is the infection of one or more joints by a pathogenic agent; either by direct inoculation or through haematogenous spread.
Our fact sheet covers the fundamentals of septic arthritis, from its presentation in patients to common differentials and management.
Content – Mufaro Mutoti; Design – Chia Yen Lek (SIGMUM Committee of 2021/2022)
- Grundlingh J & Young T. Septic arthritis. BMJ Best Practice. Feb 2021. https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/445. Last accessed 29 March 2021.
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