Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a mucosal infection that has the propensity to disseminate, causing symptoms that commonly include arthralgias, skin lesions, fevers, chills, dysuria, genital discharge, septic arthritis, and/or tenosynovitis. Typically, gonococcal tenosynovitis affects the flexor sheath and is associated with arthralgias, skin lesions, or both. To the best of our knowledge, there has not been a documented case of isolated gonococcal extensor tenosynovitis. We report the case of a 16-year-old boy with isolated left upper-extremity gonococcal extensor tenosynovitis who was successfully treated with surgical debridement and antibiotic therapy.
Lebowitz, Cory and Matzon, Jonas, "Isolated Gonococcal Extensor Tenosynovitis" (2018). Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 120.
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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author’s final published version in Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online, Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2018, Pages 43-44.
The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsg.2018.11.001. Copyright © Lebowitz & Matzon