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Other names: Arthritis–dermatosis syndrome[1]
Skin examination results. a) Many hemorrhagic rashes were noted on the foot. b) Partly necrotic erythematous papule on the finger (black arrow).

Gonococcemia (also known as "Disseminated gonococcal infection"[1]) is a condition characterized by a hemorrhagic vesiculopustular eruption, bouts of fever, and arthralgia or actual arthritis of one or several joints.[2]

It's characterized by a triad of symptoms: migratory polyarthritis, tenosynovitis, and dermatitis (pustular skin lesions).[3]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.[page needed]
  2. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. p. 277. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. Kerle, K. K.; Mascola, J. R.; Miller, T. A. (1992). "Disseminated gonococcal infection". American Family Physician. 45 (1): 209–14. PMID 1728091.