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Is it possible to get meningitis in your joints?

Is it possible to get meningitis in your joints?

Agent can infect Jt: A variety of infectious agents can travel in the blood and end up in both the brain and a joint however, if a germ known to cause meningitis is only found in the joint it is simply a joint infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Joint pain headaches always tired loss of appetite what's wrong with me? My mom wants to get me tested for meningitis is this a possibility?

Joint pain headaches always tired loss of appetite what's wrong with me? My mom wants to get me tested for meningitis is this a possibility?

Very unlikely: Only rare causes of meningitis cause the milder symptoms you have. Vast majority of cases cause severe headache and fever (the kind of headache that sends you to the ER). There is usually vomiting. There are many things that could cause your symptoms, and many causes are not serious. See a doctor for an evaluation, but a spinal tap is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it common to have aching joints after menigoccal septicaemia meningitis?

Is it common to have aching joints after menigoccal septicaemia meningitis?

Yes: The word "septicemia' means blood infection and joint involvement is not unusual. ...Read more

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How serious is tuberculosis meningitis? Is this fully cureable? Frnd had this and now improing very slwly. Hs stiffness of joints n slurred speech.

How serious is tuberculosis meningitis? Is this fully cureable? Frnd had this and now improing very slwly. Hs stiffness of joints n slurred speech.

TB meningitis: This is a very curable illness, but there may be damage to the nervous system which, if it is going to reverse, may take a very long to happen. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more

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My fiancée's MRI http://goo.Gl/a4bejd 5 mnths post TB meningitis. She has several issues like stiff joints & poor recognition. Is she getting better?

My fiancée's MRI http://goo.Gl/a4bejd 5 mnths post TB meningitis. She has several issues like stiff joints & poor recognition. Is she getting better?

Hydrocephalus: The MRI scan report suggests that there is dilation of the 3rd and lateral ventricles, but not the 4th. This can happen after a serious brain infection like tb. There is likely some scarring and blockage of the outflow sites for CSF so that it gets blocked. This can lead to a depressed mental status and slow recovery. You should consult a neurosurgeon to evaluate her. ...Read more

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For 3 days, i've had a severe headache, severe back/neck/joint pain, dizzy, bad fatigue, no fever. Had meningitis 19yrs ago. Worried as it's no better?

For 3 days, i've had a severe headache, severe back/neck/joint pain, dizzy, bad fatigue, no fever. Had meningitis 19yrs ago. Worried as it's no better?

Doctor...NOW: This would be a very good time to either see your regular doctor on a same day appointment, or go to the nearest urgent care or er. This could be any number of problems and needs to be looked at. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get meningitis from your dog?

Spread meningitis: Most cases of meningitis have been spread by droplet infection. Bacteria and viruses can be carried in the saliva eventhough others may be asymptomatic. I suggest you not kiss your dog on the mouth and wash you hands well before eating and putting your hands in your mouth or against your nose. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a meningitis shot between the two varicella shots?

Is it possible to get a meningitis shot between the two varicella shots?

Yes: These do dot interfere with one another. You might just get both the meningitis and the varicella vaccine at the same time. It would save you a trip and would still work fine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get bacterial meningitis from popping pimples?

Is it possible to get bacterial meningitis from popping pimples?

See below: The bacterium staph. Aureus can cause bacterial meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain & spinal cord) and is a common cause of skin infections. While broken skin can introduce bacteria into the blood stream, it is unlikely for bacterial meningitis to result from popping pimples. That being said, popping pimples can lead to scarring & skin infections... & isn't advised. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more