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MCQs in Tropical Medicine

Rob Skelly DTM+H FRCP

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Answer 84 - Meningococcal infection.

84. The following are recognised complications of meningococcal infection:
a. deafness
b. reactive polyarthritis
c. purulent monoarthritis
d. alopecia
e. pericarditis

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The rash in meningococcal infection is characteristically purpuric but may initially be maculopapular.
VIIIth nerve damage resulting in deafness is a recognised complication.
Reactive polyarthritis is not uncommon and is the most likely joint complication.
Telogen effluvium may occur following any serious illness.

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