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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.


    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.

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