How is septic arthritis contracted

How is septic arthritis contracted?

Septic arthritis may be contracted in several ways including: hematogenous seeding, direct inoculation due to trauma, intervention, or postsurgical complication, or spread from adjacent soft tissue or bone infection. Risk factors for the development of septic arthritis include: intravenous drug use, medications that suppress the immune system, and underlying chronic medical conditions resulting in immunosuppression (such as diabetes mellitus, sickle cell disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, among others).


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