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Muscles, joints and bonesInfectious arthritis/septic arthritis

Infectious arthritis is infection in the fluid and tissue of a joint and can be caused due to bacteria, virus or fungi.

If caused by bacteria, indications are:

• Localized pain and swelling

• Fever

• Chills

If caused by a virus, indications are:

• Generalized pain that is described as "all-over," not localized

• No fever

If caused by a fungus, indications are:

• Pain and swelling develop slowly, over an extended period of time

• Pain and swelling may be all-over or localized

• Mild fever

General indications:

• Arthritis

• Joint pain

• Fever

• Chills

• General weakness

• Headache

• Joint inflammation

• Joint swelling

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