How is septic arthritis diagnosed?
Septic arthritis is diagnosed by analysis of synovial fluid, withdrawn from the space within the joint by a needle. Blood tests may also be done to detect the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 14 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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