What is the classic presentation of disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI)?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Brian Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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In males and females, the classic presentation of disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) is an arthritis-dermatitis syndrome. Joint or tendon pain is the most common presenting complaint in the early stage of infection. The second stage of DGI is characterized by septic arthritis. The knee is the most common site of purulent gonococcal arthritis.


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