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The rarity of gonococcal arthritis in association with HIV infection.
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PMID:  25212090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Gonococcal urethritis is common with HIV, but gonococcal arthritis is rare. We report two HIV-positive patients with gonococcal arthritis and review previously published reports. A 27-year-old HIV-positive female presented with a pustular skin rash and acute oligoarthritis. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was cultured from the right elbow aspirate. The second patient, a 24-year-old HIV-positive female on zidovudine for one month, presented at 28 weeks gestation with acute oligoarthritis and peroneal tenosynovitis. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was cultured from the throat swab. Both patients responded to ceftriaxone. Gonococcal arthritis must be considered in HIV patients with acute arthritis.
Authors:
Rasha Maharaj; Girish M Mody
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-09-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection in developing countries     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1972-2680     ISO Abbreviation:  J Infect Dev Ctries     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-09-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101305410     Medline TA:  J Infect Dev Ctries     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1222-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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