O. H. PERRY PEPPER, M.D.
Not so many years ago the term gonococcal arthritis connoted an ankylosing monarticular process; today we know that gonococcal arthritis is usually a polyarthritis which may so closely simulate rheumatic fever as to lead to diagnostic error unless one is constantly alert to suspect and search for the evidences of gonococcal infection.
We have also learned that all prostatitis is not gonococcal nor need it have even started as such, and we have gained a hearty respect for both venereal and non-venereal prostatitis as a focal cause of such distant troubles as arthritis, iritis and neuritis.
Notwithstanding these advances, it
PEPPER OHP. The Diagnosis of Gonococcal Arthritis With Report of Three Cases in Patients With Chronic Rheumatic Endocarditis1. Ann Intern Med. ;3:328–334. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-4-328
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(4):328-334.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology.
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