arthritis-dermatitis syndrome

arthritis-dermatitis syndrome

Infectious disease An arthropathy caused by N gonorrhoeae, characterized by tenosynovitis with skin rash and fever, often with a positive blood culture; the arthralgia of go
nococcal infection is most often an asymmetric polyarthralgia;1/4 of Pts develop a monoarthralgia only; asymmetric joint involvement frequently affects the knee, elbow, wrist, metacarpophalangeal, ankle joints. See Gonococcal arthritis.
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5 to 3% of infections, and usually presents clinically as an arthritis-dermatitis syndrome.