Children with swollen, painful knees: Is it Lyme disease or septic arthritis?

Posted by on May 12, 2016 1:06 am
Categories: health

Septic or infectious arthritis of the knee and Lyme disease have similar symptoms in children but require different immediate treatment to ensure optimal recovery. A new study identifies four symptoms that are predictive of septic arthritis when the condition presents itself in a child’s knee — an important distinction in areas where Lyme disease is prevalent.

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