What causes gonococcal tenosynovitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2017
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Gonococcal infection from Neisseria gonorrhoeae originates as a mucosal infection of the genital tract, rectum, or pharynx. Dissemination occurs in approximately 1-3% of patients with mucosal infection. Approximately two thirds of patients with disseminated gonococcal infection develop tenosynovitis.


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