Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 4, P853-861 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.07.003 View full text
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Peter A. Rice

Abstract: Septic arthritis caused by N gonorrhoeae is monoarticular or pauciarticular, and is more commonly associated with positive synovial fluid cultures and negative blood cultures. Gonococcal bacteremia is more likely to be associated with polyarthralgias and skin lesions. The diagnosis of gonococcal arthritis or DGI is also secure if a mucosal gonococcal infection is documented in the presence of a typical clinical syndrome that responds promptly to appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Hospitalization is indicated i…

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