What are musculoskeletal and joint complications of typhoid fever (enteric fever)?

Updated: Aug 19, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Musculoskeletal and joint manifestations may include the following:

  • Skeletal muscle characteristically shows Zenker degeneration, particularly affecting the abdominal wall and thigh muscles.

  • Clinically evident polymyositis may occur. [82]

  • Arthritis is very rare and most often affects the hip, knee, or ankle.


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