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Primary meningococcal arthritis: case report and review of the literature.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Military medicine
Publication Date
Volume
162
Issue
11
Pages
769–772
Identifiers
PMID: 9358727
Source
Medline

Abstract

Meningococcal arthritis is a recognized manifestation of Neisseria meningitidis infection, the presentation of which may be confusing. Although arthritis occurs in the setting of meningococcal meningitis, it may also be seen as a primary event without neurological involvement and with or without cutaneous manifestations. We describe a patient with primary meningococcal arthritis and review the literature relating to the clinical types and pathogenic mechanisms. Comparisons of patient series from 1980 to the present with those reported before 1980 are described.

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