KING K. HOLMES, M.D., PH.D.; PAUL J. WIESNER, M.D.; ALF H. B. PEDERSEN, M.D., M.P.H.
The gonococcal carrier state is similar to the meningococcal carrier state, usually producing no systemic symptoms but occasionally complicated by bacteremia and disseminated disease. Four recent clinical studies (1-4) show the increasing frequency with which the commonest manifestation of gonococcemia, an arthritis-dermatitis syndrome, is being recognized. Although the joint manifestations are its most constant feature, characteristic skin lesions were also seen in all of the patients reported by Bjornberg (1) and by Barr and Danielsson (2) and were present in 36 (54%) of 67 patients with gonococcal arthritis, including two thirds of those seen within 5 days after the onset
HOLMES KK, WIESNER PJ, PEDERSEN AHB. The Gonococcal Arthritis-Dermatitis Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;75:470–471. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-3-470
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(3):470-471.
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