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Title: Identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae as the causative agent in a case of culture-negative dermatitis-arthritis syndrome using real-time PCR.
Authors: Kimmitt, PT
Kirby, A
Perera, N
Nicholson, KG
Schober, PC
Rajakumar, K
Chapman, CA
First Published: Sep-2008
Citation: J TRAVEL MED, 2008, 15 (5), pp. 369-371
Abstract: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are an increasingly common and important cause of a fever in a returning traveler. Systemic complications of STIs, human immunodeficiency virus seroconversion illness, and secondary syphilis are diagnoses that can easily be missed. We present a case of culture-negative disseminated gonococcal infection presenting with fever, malaise, polyarthralgia, arthritis, and a rash that developed following orogenital contact and was diagnosed using real-time polymerase chain reaction. This technology has major potential to improve the speed and sensitivity of diagnosis and consequent management of patients with this syndrome.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2008.00240.x
eISSN: 1708-8305
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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