Neisseria gonorrhoeae foot abscess. A case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A cutaneous abscess involving Neisseria gonorrhoeae is extremely rare outside the perineum. Such remote lesions are a result of disseminated gonococcal disease. A 12-year-old girl with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita developed a gonococcal abscess on the plantar aspect of her lateral forefoot after a two-week prodrome of pain, erythema, and swelling. The infection was successfully treated with open drainage, acetic acid dressing changes, and the administration of penicillin.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Speer, KP; Fitch, RD

Published Date

  • September 1988

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 209 - 210

PubMed ID

  • 3136964

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-921X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States