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What is the treatment for septic arthritis?

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Septic arthritis is treated with a combination of powerful antibiotics, and the infected fluid is drained from the joint.

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JAMA: "Septic Arthritis."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Septic Arthritis."

Medline Plus: "Septic Arthritis."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 26, 2020

SOURCES:

JAMA: "Septic Arthritis."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Septic Arthritis."

Medline Plus: "Septic Arthritis."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 26, 2020

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