SEPTIC ARTHRITIS (Joint Infection)
Septic arthritis will typically affect one large joint in the body – the knee or hip for instance. In some cases, however, septic arthritis can affect multiple joints simultaneously. Symptoms include significant pain, swelling, fever, redness, and loss of movement. Early detection and medical care typically results in full recovery, but if left untreated, septic arthritis can severely damage the cartilage and bone within a joint, leading to joint disability and, in rare cases, septic shock.