What is the role of viral infections in the pathogenesis of septic arthritis?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Viral infections may cause direct invasion (rubella) or production of antigen/antibody complexes. Such immunologic mechanisms occur in infections with hepatitis B, parvovirus B19, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis viruses.


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