Septic arthritis is a bacterial infection in a joint. It may be caused by bacteria entering the joint either through the bloodstream, after a penetrating injury or following an infection of a surrounding bone. Often the cause is unknown. Read more about Septic arthritis in children, which includes Kocher’s criteria scoring.
Read the WSHT Paediatric SIRS Vital Signs Tool which shows the sepsis screening tool for all unwell children presenting to the Emergency Department.