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March 1965

Gonococcemia and Its Cutaneous Manifestations

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the Dermatology Service, the Presbyterian Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1965;91(3):227-232. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600090035006

A case of gonococcemia in a female patient with fever, arthritis, and characteristic cutaneous manifestations is presented. Similar findings were noted in the patient's husband, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae was cultured from both partners. Gram-negative diplococci were seen in histopathologic sections of a typical skin lesion. The subject of cutaneous manifestations of gonococcemia is reviewed.