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Disseminated gonococcal infection in pregnancy presenting as meningitis and dermatitis.
Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Sep; 108(3 Pt 2):798-801.OG

Abstract

BACKGROUND

In 2003, the reported gonorrhea rate among women was 118.8 per 100,000 women. Most gonococcal infections in pregnant women are asymptomatic or produce a mildly symptomatic genital infection. Disseminated infections can occur when gonococcal bacteremia produces extragenital symptoms, most commonly arthritis.

CASE

A patient presented in the third trimester of pregnancy with fever, body aches, neck soreness, and skin lesions. There was no arthritis. Cultures performed during evaluation confirmed extragenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

CONCLUSION

A high index of suspicion is necessary to diagnose disseminated gonococcal infection and prevent disease sequelae.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29203, USA. jburgis@gw.mp.sc.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17018507

Citation

Burgis, Judith T., and Hamayun Nawaz. "Disseminated Gonococcal Infection in Pregnancy Presenting as Meningitis and Dermatitis." Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 108, no. 3 Pt 2, 2006, pp. 798-801.
Burgis JT, Nawaz H. Disseminated gonococcal infection in pregnancy presenting as meningitis and dermatitis. Obstet Gynecol. 2006;108(3 Pt 2):798-801.
Burgis, J. T., & Nawaz, H. (2006). Disseminated gonococcal infection in pregnancy presenting as meningitis and dermatitis. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 108(3 Pt 2), 798-801.
Burgis JT, Nawaz H. Disseminated Gonococcal Infection in Pregnancy Presenting as Meningitis and Dermatitis. Obstet Gynecol. 2006;108(3 Pt 2):798-801. PubMed PMID: 17018507.
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