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Clinical features of meningococcal arthritis: a report of four cases.
  1. B L Kidd,
  2. H H Hart,
  3. R R Grigor


    Four patients with Neisseria meningitidis infection complicated by arthritis are described. Three patients had an acute polyarthritis which responded quickly to antimicrobial therapy. A fourth patient developed a prolonged arthritis which occurred after the initial infection had been successfully treated. Tenosynovitis occurred as a complication in one case. Attention is drawn to possible confusion with gonococcal infection, and postulated pathological mechanisms are discussed.

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