Over the last decade, there has been a concerning increase in the number of invasive meningococcal serotype W infections in Europe. Although sepsis and meningitis are the most feared complications, focal complications of systemic disease such as pneumonia, pericarditis and arthritis can also occur. We present a rare case of isolated meningococcal W135 arthritis of the hip without invasive meningococcal disease in a 6-year-old patient.
- bone and joint infections
- infectious diseases
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