Which factors increase the risk of gonorrhea infection?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Brian Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Patients who are pregnant or menstruating may be particularly prone to gonococcemia. Other populations at risk of infection include women and individuals with complement deficiencies, HIV disease, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). DGI is an important, potentially life-threatening, and easily treatable clinical entity that remains the most common cause of acute septic arthritis in young, sexually active adults.


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