Infectious Causes of Arthritis: Sepsis and Lyme


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Lyme disease is caused by _____.

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1. You are an emergency room doctor treating a patient with severe knee pain caused by septic arthritis. Why should you quickly initiate aggressive treatment?

2. Which of the following is NOT true of Lyme arthritis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will check your knowledge of arthritis and the infectious factors that can cause it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Lyme disease
  • Septic arthritis
  • Lyme arthritis

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a fact about Lyme arthritis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the typical cause of septic arthritis and how it can be diagnosed
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the cause of Lyme disease

Additional Learning

Find out additional information concerning arthritis and the various forms it can come in by taking a look at the video lesson called Infectious Causes of Arthritis: Sepsis and Lyme. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sepsis
  • Define iatrogenic infection
  • Explain treatments available for infectious forms of arthritis