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What viral or fungal infections can cause septic arthritis?

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Viruses that can cause septic arthritis include:

Fungi that can cause arthritis include histoplasma, coccidiomyces, and blastomyces.

  • Hepatitis A, B, and C
  • Parvovirus B19
  • Herpes viruses
  • HIV (AIDS virus)
  • HTLV-1
  • Adenovirus
  • Coxsackie viruses
  • Mumps

From: Septic Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

JAMA: "Septic Arthritis."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Septic Arthritis."

Medline Plus: "Septic Arthritis."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 22, 2017

SOURCES:

JAMA: "Septic Arthritis."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Septic Arthritis."

Medline Plus: "Septic Arthritis."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 22, 2017

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