M.S.E.S. Arcadipane's scientific contributions

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Primary joint infection caused by the Gram-negative bacteria Neisseria meningitidis is rare. Normally, joint involvement comes secondary to meningitis or severe sepsis caused by this agent. When primary arthritis is seen, monoarthritis is the most common presentation. A meningococcal polyarthritis is described in less than 10 case reports according...


... Presentation of PMA may be very similar to that of other forms of septic arthritis [12]. It is most commonly monoarticular [15], with the knee the most commonly involved joint [12,14,16], but can also be oligoarticular or polyarticular [12,16]. Causative serotypes are group B, 30-38%; group C, 33-36%; and group W-135, 13-29% [15,17]. ...