Gonococcal Arthritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 12, 2019
  • Author: Victoria Fernandes Sullivan, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is gonococcal arthritis?

What is the pathophysiology of gonococcal arthritis?

What are host-related risk factors for disseminated gonococcal arthritis (DGI)?

What are the organism-related risk factors for disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI)?

What are the sexual predilections of gonococcal arthritis?

What is the prevalence of gonococcal arthritis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of gonococcal arthritis?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of gonococcal arthritis?

What are racial predilections of gonococcal arthritis?

What is the prognosis of gonococcal arthritis?

What is included in patient education about gonococcal arthritis?

Presentation

What are the forms of gonococcal arthritis?

What are the signs and symptoms of bacteremic gonococcal arthritis?

What are the signs and symptoms of septic gonococcal arthritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of bacteremic gonococcal arthritis?

What are the clinical presentations of disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of the septic gonococcal arthritis?

What are the possible complications of gonococcal arthritis?

DDX

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

What are the differential diagnoses for Gonococcal Arthritis?

Workup

Which tests are performed in the workup of gonococcal arthritis?

What is the role of arthrocentesis and synovial fluid analysis in the diagnosis of gonococcal arthritis?

What is the role of cultures in the diagnosis of gonococcal arthritis?

What is the role of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) in the diagnosis of gonococcal arthritis?

Treatment

How is gonococcal arthritis treated?

What is the role of pharmacologic therapy in the treatment of gonococcal arthritis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of gonococcal arthritis?

How is gonococcal arthritis prevented?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with gonococcal arthritis?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with gonococcal arthritis?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for gonococcal arthritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Gonococcal Arthritis?