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How is septic arthritis treated?

The first treatment for septic arthritis is high doses of antibiotics delivered intravenously. A stay in hospital is usually necessary. In some cases, draining pus from the joint is necessary to help limit damage while the antibiotics are clearing the infection.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 24 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Gout

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