Guidelines
Septic Arthritis

Septic Arthritis

Microbiology

Clinical Considerations

Contiguous disease WITHOUT vascular insufficiency

  • Rheumatoid arthritis or osteomyelitis
  • Joint prosthesis
  • IVDU
  • Diabetes
  • Alcoholism
  • Previous intra-articular corticosteroid injection
  • Cutaneous ulcers

More Information

Mathews CJ, Weston VC, Jones A, Field M, Coakley G. Bacterial septic arthritis in adults. Lancet. 2010 Mar 6;375(9717):846-55. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61595-6. PMID: 20206778