Which physical findings suggest gonococcal tenosynovitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2017
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Clinical features include the following:

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

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