What is the incidence of septic arthritis?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Approximately 20,000 cases of septic arthritis occur in the United States each year (7.8 cases per 100,000 person-years), with a similar incidence occurring in Europe. [1] The incidence of arthritis due to disseminated gonococcal infection is 2.8 cases per 100,000 person-years.


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