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Arthritis, Infectious


Synonyms of Arthritis, Infectious
  • Bacterial Arthritis
  • Purulent Arthritis
  • Pyarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Suppurative Arthritis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Infectious arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints that occurs as a result of infection by bacteria, viruses or, less frequently, fungi or parasites. The symptoms of Infectious arthritis depend upon which agent has caused the infection but symptoms often include fever, chills, general weakness, and headaches, followed by inflammation and painful swelling of one or more joints of the body.

    Most often, the infection begins at some other location in the body and travels via the bloodstream to the joint. Less commonly, the infection starts in the joint in the course of a surgical procedure, injection or other action.

    Organizations related to Arthritis, Infectious
    • Arthritis Foundation
      1330 West Peachtree Street
      Atlanta GA 30309
      Phone #: 404-872-7100
      800 #: 800-568-4045
      e-mail: help@arthritis.org
      Home page: http://www.arthritis.org
    • Arthritis Society
      393 University Avenue
      Ontario Intl M5G IE6
      Phone #: 416-979-7228
      800 #: 800-321-1433
      e-mail: info@arthritis.ca
      Home page: http://www.arthritis.ca
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info



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