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Who is at risk for septic arthritis?

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Young children and elderly adults are most likely to have septic arthritis. People with open wounds also have higher odds. In addition, people with a weakened immune system and those with pre-existing conditions such as cancer, diabetes, intravenous drug abuse, and immune deficiency disorders have a higher risk of septic arthritis. In addition, previously damaged joints have an increased likelihood of becoming infected.

From: Septic Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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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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