Acute pediatric septic arthritis: a systematic review of literature and current controversies

Pol Orthop Traumatol. 2014 Mar 31:79:23-9.


We present a review of the current literature and the author's opinion regarding Septic arthritis in the pediatric age group. The etiopathogenesis, clinical features, the laboratory parameters for diagnosis and monitoring of treatment, radiological features, are discussed along-with the debatable issues pertaining to the choice of antibiotics, their duration, and the need and mode of surgical drainage and mobilization of the joint.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Infectious / diagnosis*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / microbiology
  • Arthritis, Infectious / therapy*
  • Child
  • Drainage
  • Humans
  • Kingella kingae
  • Neisseriaceae Infections / diagnosis
  • Neisseriaceae Infections / therapy
  • Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis
  • Staphylococcal Infections / therapy


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents