Primary meningococcal arthritis: case report and review of the literature.
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Nov 01, 1997
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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