What are the clinical presentations of disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI)?

Updated: Jan 12, 2019
  • Author: Victoria Fernandes Sullivan, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Other presentations of DGI include the following, which now occur in only 1-3% of cases [1, 11] :

  • Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (gonococcal perihepatitis)

  • Sepsis with Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

  • Gonococcal endocarditis (rare in the antibiotic era)

  • Gonococcal meningitis (very rare in the antibiotic era)

  • Paravertebral abscess

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