Which factors increase the risk of gonorrhea infection?

Updated: Jun 15, 2021
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; 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 for infection include women and individuals with complement deficienciesHIV 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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