Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnoses of gonococcal arthritis?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Rachel Robbins, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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In the pediatric population, the diagnosis of gonococcal arthritis must be considered if the patient is sexually active or abused. In the geriatric population, gonococcal arthritis is uncommon but should be considered if suggested by the patient’s sexual history.

In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:

Infectious causes of fever and purpuric skin lesions include the following:

Noninfectious causes of fever and purpuric skin lesions include the following:


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