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Is It Possible To Get Meningitis In Your Joints
Yes: Arthritis can affect people in the wrists with the aging process. There is also a higher likelihood of developing arthritis following a traumatic injury to the wrist (e.g. Fractures or sprains). Finally, some patients develop forms of inflammatory arthritis which can affect multiple articulations within the wrist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes. Arthritis in the neck is referred to as "cervical spondylosis" and in the low back as "lumbar spondylosis". It can cause neck or back pain and stiffness, but can become particularly problematic if the arthritis narrows a canal through which a nerve travels. That can cause radiating pain, numbness, and/or weakness into the arm(s) or leg(s). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not dangerous.: Fluid in the joint indicates that the joint is inflamed. Lots of things cause inflammation. It is uncommon for the joint fluid itself to cause a problem. The fluid is an indication of an underlying problem. Most of the time the fluid is a reflection of a minor inflammation and not a cause of great concern. Seek medical help if you have lots of pain, joint heat or a fever. ...Read more
Yes - in a way.: In traditional chinese medicine there is a concept of pernicious winds that the neck is particularly susceptible to. When it is cold keep both your neck and head well covered to prevent effects of pernicious winds. ...Read more
Yes, any vaccination: Can cause joint pains with swellings. These are generally short lasting for a few days only. ...Read more
Yes: Fever occurs in less than 50% of vertebral osteomyelitis cases. Back pain and an elevated sedimentation rate both occur in greater than 90% of cases. Mri scan is by far the most sensitive and specific test to confirm the diagnosis and to insure there is no para vertebral spread of infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Fortunately most routine staphylococcus infections are limited to the skin. However, once the bacteria moves beyond the skin to involve the blood, the infection can then spread almost anywhere including into bones. This condition is called osteomyelitis & generally requires expert evaluation for diagnosis & management. Individuals at particular risk for osteomyelitis include uncontrolled diabetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes...: Depends on the size and type of bullet and point of entry and exit. ...Read more
It's possible: BUT, they are more likely acquired in third world countries and much less common to get in the US. If diagnosed, there are medications that can treat a parasitic infection. ...Read more
Yes: The developing fetus shares a blood connection with mom through the placenta. Any germ that enters moms blood may infect the fetus & cause injury or death.This could be as simple as the flu, or as bad as syphilis (std). The sac will protect baby from genital germs unless or until the sac opens prior to or during labor.Invasion of a small hole in the sac by group b strep is often fatal. ...Read more
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