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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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How do you get exposed to meningitis?

How do you get exposed to meningitis?

Share time/space: If you share time and space with any person who carries the germs of meningitis, you have been exposed. The degree of exposure relates to the intamacy of the contact, & or the hygenic practices of the exposed (wash your hands). The exposure may be to a healthy person with no signs of illness. ...Read more

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What are the most common ways to get meningitis?

What are the most common ways to get meningitis?

AIRBORNE BY SECRETIO: There are three kind of meningitis 1viral2bacterial3fungal most common are viral which are transmitted by direct airborne change of secretions by coughing and sneezing bacterial can be contacted by skull fractures, acute or chronic sinusitis or otitis media.It can also occur with septicemia with positive blood cultures in immune compromised patiens cryptococcus which is funfus rare mengitis. ...Read more

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Terrified that I have / am going to get meningitis! please help me!?

Terrified that I have / am going to get meningitis! please help me!?

WhyDoYouThinkThat: Why are you terrified that you have or are going to get Meningitis.Are you sick or have you been exposed to a case of Meningitis.Or you just have an imaginatory fear that you do or are going to get Meningitis My advice is if you are sick,dont waste time and go to ER.and get checked. If you have been exposed there may be vaccine and drugs which can be given to contacts If none you may need Therapy ...Read more

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What age do you have to get a meningitis shot?

At age 11 & 15: Cdc recommends all children get Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis shot) at age 11 and a booster at between 15 and 18 years of age. ...Read more

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How frequently do I need to get a meningitis shot?

What type?: The meningococcal meningitis vaccine is recommended for children 11 years old and up, with a booster at age 16 or older. If the first one is given at 16 or later, no booster is recommended. Younger children, or older adults, who have an immune system problem may have it recommended for them. You should ask your/your children's doctor about your specific circumstance. ...Read more

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How do you get bacterial meningitis?

How do you get bacterial meningitis?

Infection: Dont know what you are looking for- giving a general answer. Usually infection from other parts of body may spread to the meninges (the layers surrounding the brain). Infection in blood, infection in parts of body adjacent to the brain like ear, nose, sinus etc. And also if the is some form if manipulation of the meninges (shunt, brain surgery, lumbar puncture), it increases the risk. ...Read more

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How do you get bacterial meningitis?

How do you  get bacterial meningitis?

Contagion: Some are from contact with an infected patient such as meningococcal, but some develop secondary to an infection elsewhere in the body, such as lung affected cns. ...Read more

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How can one get bacterial meningitis?

How can  one get bacterial meningitis?

Germ + invasion: Your typical meningitis germ can be acquired from contact with an asymptomatic carrier or actual meningitis patient in secretions they leave behind. This includes on objects or surface or through direct contact. Your hands can pick them up, pass them to your face where they can enter the nose or upper airway. They can linger for a while & do nothing or begin to invade & cause you an infection. ...Read more

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How does someone get bacterial meningitis?

How does someone get bacterial meningitis?

Not easily: The organisms causing this usually live in the back of the nose and throat as normal bacterial populations. They get into the blood stream and enter the subarachnoid space (surrounded by the meninges) though a structure called the choroid plexus. It is an uncommon disease these days since advent of vaccines for the meningococcus, pneumococcus and hemophilus influenzae. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which 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