What are the signs and symptoms of gonococcal tenosynovitis?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Clinical features of gonococcal tenosynovitis include the following:

  • Erythema, tenderness to palpation, and painful range of motion (ROM) of the involved tendon(s)
  • Fever - A common sign
  • Dermatitis - Also a common sign; it occurs in approximately two thirds of disseminated gonococcal infections; it is characterized by hemorrhagic macules or papules on the distal extremities or trunk

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