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Disseminated gonococcal infection in Japan: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21921393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) is quite a rare condition, especially in the Japanese population; only 10 cases have been reported in case notes and minutes. We describe a man in which Neisseria gonorrhoeae was suspected to have infected the patient through his pharynx. He developed chills, fever, tonsillitis, papules, tenosynovitis and migratory polyarthralgia without genitourinary symptoms. After conducting a literature review, we suggest that being male is a possible risk factor and that blood culture can be used for diagnosing DGI in Japan. DGI should be considered as a diagnosis for patients with fever, dermatitis and joint pain in Japan.
Ai Suzaki; Kentaro Hayashi; Kotoko Kosuge; Masayoshi Soma; Satoshi Hayakawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2039-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan.
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