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January 1991

Gonococcal Osteomyelitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine (Drs Ingram and Corey and Ms Nichole), the Division of Imaging, Department of Radiology (Dr Martinez), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Arch Intern Med. 1991;151(1):177-179. doi:10.1001/archinte.1991.00400010167027

We report the 11th case of gonococcal osteomyelitis in the postantibiotic era. This case demonstrates the classic presentation of osteomyelitis associated with gonorrhea, a subacute illness with minimal systemic symptoms. In addition, we present radiologic evidence of the pathogenesis of this unusual osteomyelitis from a contiguous joint infection.

(Arch Intern Med. 1991;151:177-179)

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