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A case of duplicitous diplococci
  1. M Raychaudhuri1,
  2. A Peall2,
  3. C Page2,
  4. M Browning1
  1. 1
    Department of Genitiourinary Medicine, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Cardiff, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr M Raychaudhuri, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0SZ, UK; rcmalini{at}yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

Disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) is an uncommon complication of acute gonorrhoea that occurs more frequently in women than in men. Inherited complement deficiency or episodic complement deficiency in association with flare up of other diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may predispose individuals to gonococcal bacteraemia. We report a case of DGI in a patient with pre-existing SLE that was initially masked by a lupus flare.

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  • Competing interests None.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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