Article Text

PDF

Gonococcal arthritis complicated by acute pericarditis and pericardial effusion.
  1. J Wilson,
  2. A G Zaman,
  3. A V Simmons
  1. Department of Medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds.

    Abstract

    A woman of 23 presented with a painful, swollen left knee. A thick yellow fluid aspirated from the joint cavity grew Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Central pleuritic chest pain and ST segment elevation developed 48 hours after presentation. These signs and symptoms of pericarditis had settled two months after the acute illness.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.