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SEPTIC ARTHRITISPyogenic infection of a joint space. It is a particularly serious infection of in children, because of potential for complete damage to joint cartilage and long term sequalaeSitesSeptic arthritis affects the hip and the knee most commonly, although the elbow, ankle, and shoulder are often involved. Smaller distal joints are less likely to be affected by septic arthritis than are larger proximal ones.Age Septic arthritis can occur in those of any age, but it predominantly affects young children. In children, septic arthritis most commonly occurs in those younger than 3

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