• Infectious arthritis is infection in the fluid and tissues of a joint usually caused by bacteria but occasionally by viruses or fungi.

    Bacteria, viruses, or fungi may spread through the bloodstream or from a nearby infection into a joint, causing infection.
    Pain, swelling, and fever usually develop within hours or a couple of days.
    Joint fluid is withdrawn with a needle and tested.
    Antibiotics are begun immediately.

    There are two types of infectious arthritis:

    Acute
    Chronic


    Infectious arthritis meaning & definition 1 of Infectious arthritis.

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