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Meningococcemia complications

Complications could include:

  • Septic Shock
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation [defibrination syndrome]
  • Pericarditis
  • Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome
  • Vasculitis of the Skin
  • Blood Vessel Thrombosis
  • Arthritis
  • Septic shock is a complication of an infection. It can cause inflammation and could become life-threatening.
  • Pericarditis is a condition in which the sac surrounding your heart, called the pericardium, becomes swollen and inflamed. You can develop this condition after having a heart attack.
  • The symptoms of pericarditis are generally sharp and made worse by deep breathing. Sharp chest pain occurs when the inflammed pericardium rubs against the chest wall.
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when cartilage that cushions bones at the joints wears away. Learn about symptoms and treatment options for OA.
  • There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. We'll show you the basics and how your doctor might treat it.
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