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joint space infection in humans caused by disseminated Neisseria gonorrhoeae; characteristically monarticular, but may be polyarticular.
Synonym(s): gonorrheal arthritis
Etymology: Gk, gone, seed, kokkos, berry, arthron, joint, itis, inflammation
a blood-borne gonococcal infection of the joints. It may affect one or several joints, may occur as a chronic or acute form, and often leads to joint fusion. Infection may result in pus formation in an affected joint.