Primary septic arthritis of the knee due to Neisseria meningitidis

M. Al Muderis, Y. K. Ho, S. Boyle

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This report is of a healthy 19-year-old male with isolated monoarticular joint infection with Neisseria meningitidisinvolving the left knee. The patient had no symptoms or signs of meningitis nor detectable meningococci in theblood. This presentation is unusual. Complete recovery does usually occur, provided appropriate intravenousantibiotic therapy, joint aspirations, and/or washout are performed early.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalHong Kong Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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