FRANK LA LUNA, M.D.; BERTRAND AGUS, M.D.
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To the editor: In the August 1970 issue Metzger described a case of gonococcal arthritis secondary to gonorrheal pharyngitis (Ann Intern Med 73:267-269, 1970). This was the first such case reported in the literature. We would like to add a similar case observed recently at Bellevue Hospital.
Patient D.B., a 26-year-old negro woman, was admitted with complaints of fever, sore throat, shaking chills, and a painful, swollen right knee of 2 days' duration. There was a history of recent sexual contact. She denied symptoms of conjunctivitis, genitourinary complaints, previous arthritis, and venereal disease. The temperature was 103.2 F. Physical findings
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LA LUNA F, AGUS B. Gonococcal Pharyngitis and Arthritis. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:649. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-4-649_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(4):649.
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