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Symptoms of Meningococcal arthritis
The following features are indicative of Meningococcal arthritis:
arthritis without meningitis
It is possible that Meningococcal arthritis shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Meningococcal arthritis
The following are the most common causes of Meningococcal arthritis:
septic invasion of joints
Risk Factors for Meningococcal arthritis
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Meningococcal arthritis:
areas of high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
previous joint disease and low socioeconomic class
Prevention of Meningococcal arthritis
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Meningococcal arthritis.
Occurrence of Meningococcal arthritis
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Meningococcal arthritis cases seen each year worldwide:
Rare between 10K - 50K cases
Common Age Group
Meningococcal arthritis most commonly occurs in the following age group:
Aged > 50 years
Meningococcal arthritis can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Meningococcal arthritis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Meningococcal arthritis:
Differential diagnosis: To differentiate between septic arthritis and Meningococcal arthritis
Physical examination: To look for edema with purpura
CT scan (Computed tomography): To check for edema in lower legs
Complications of Meningococcal arthritis if untreated
It is not know if Meningococcal arthritis causes complications if left untreated.
Medicines for Meningococcal arthritis
Below is the list of medicines used for Meningococcal arthritis:
Advil Liqui Gels
Nurofen Children Cold Pain Fever (UK)
Boots Aspirin Dispersible (UK)
Boots Aspirin (UK)
Micropirin P (UK)
8-Hour Bayer (USA)
Bayer Extra Strength Aspirin For Migraine Pain (USA)
Time for Treatment of Meningococcal arthritis
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Meningococcal arthritis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 3 - 6 months
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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