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Is it possible to get meningitis in your joints?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
In brief: No
But it's possible for one of the bacteria that causes meningitis to infect a joint.
Meningitis is, by definition, an infection of the lining of the brain. When it's in a joint and not in the brain, it's not meningitis. If the infection is in the brain and a joint, then the infected person has meningitis and a joint infection, probably from the same germ.

In brief: No
But it's possible for one of the bacteria that causes meningitis to infect a joint.
Meningitis is, by definition, an infection of the lining of the brain. When it's in a joint and not in the brain, it's not meningitis. If the infection is in the brain and a joint, then the infected person has meningitis and a joint infection, probably from the same germ.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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