A to Z: Septic Arthritis (Pyogenic Arthritis)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgSeptic, or pyogenic, arthritis is a serious and painful infection of a joint. It's most common in children from birth to age 3 and older adults.pyogenic arthritis, septic arthritis, bacterial arthritis, infectious arthritis, nongonococcal arthritis, staphylococcus, streptococcus, bacterial infection, inflamed joint, joint infection, rheumatoid arthritis06/12/201304/11/201909/02/2019d700c052-a007-4905-89c9-4b70ea0da72fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-septic-arthritis.html/<p><em>May also be called: Bacterial Arthritis; Infectious Arthritis</em></p> <p>Septic, or pyogenic, arthritis is a serious and painful infection of a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">joint</a>. It is most often caused by bacteria, such as <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/staphylococcus.html/">staphylococcus</a> or streptococcus, but can also be caused by a fungus or virus. These germs travel through the bloodstream from other infected areas of the body or enter the joint area through open wounds or punctures.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Septic arthritis affects people of all ages, but is most common in children up to age 3 and older adults. People at higher risk for the infection include those with existing joint problems, weakened <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immune.html/">immune systems</a>, certain skin conditions, and rheumatoid arthritis.</p> <p>Septic arthritis mostly affects the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, and wrist. Someone with the condition will have severe pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and limited mobility in the affected joint. Other symptoms may include fever, headache, sore throat, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a>.</p> <p>Treatment includes the use of intravenous antibiotics and drainage of the site, either by needle or through a surgical procedure.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>People with septic arthritis can expect a full recovery as long as the infection is diagnosed and treated promptly. Otherwise, permanent joint damage may occur.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: ArthropathyLearn about conditions that affect the joints, complications of diabetes, and complications of nervous system damage.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-arthropathy.html/bedd3a9e-d2dd-407d-acbe-0ce8a31c1a1e
A to Z: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)Learn about juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which usually occurs in kids and teens under age 17.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-jia.html/f9f27f5d-454b-4eec-938b-cd6e93f02919
ArthritisKids can get a kind of arthritis that causes joint pain. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/juv-rheum-arthritis.html/8d74d9e3-5b65-49cb-86b1-f03a78d98bb9
Bones, Muscles, and JointsOur bones, muscles, and joints form our musculoskeletal system and enable us to do everyday physical activities.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bones-muscles-joints.html/d55a922b-e87a-49e0-82ae-0c5a0773cee9
Germs: Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and ProtozoaGerms are tiny organisms that can cause disease - and they're so small that they can creep into your system without you noticing. Find out how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/care-about-germs.html/59b8feef-766a-4272-ac83-38140b1d176a
Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis)A joint aspiration (arthrocentesis) involves withdrawing (aspirating) a sample of fluid from a joint using a needle and syringe.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/arthrocentesis.html/ba9a6aa6-5cd2-4b4a-b792-33c86d1c42df
Juvenile Idiopathic ArthritisIn juvenile idiopathic arthritis (also called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)), a person can develop swollen, warm, and painful joints. Learn more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/jra.html/64ceaa10-23cf-4f1c-b6e0-21bd7cb07b97
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)Learn about juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a specific kind of arthritis that usually occurs in kids and teens younger than 17.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/juv-rheumatoid-arthritis.html/f118a90b-88e2-491c-bad2-24a8ef6e2144
What Are Germs?You know they can hurt you, but what are these invisible creatures? Find out in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/germs.html/cd877075-9d39-4c9a-b4f8-d67cb341050f
Word! JointsJoints are the places in your body where bones meet.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-joints.html/e5dc48ce-c070-41a8-991c-d7042af651d9