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
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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