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|Title: ||Gonococcal sepsis in a 32‑year‑old female: a case report|
|Authors: ||Owusu, Michael|
Marfo, Kwadwo Sarfo
Sylverken, Augustina Angelina
|Keywords: ||Neisseria gonorrhoeae|
|Issue Date: ||Dec-2018|
|Publisher: ||BioMed Central|
|Citation: ||Owusu et al. BMC Res Notes (2018) 11:253. Gonococcal sepsis in a 32‑year‑old female: a case report. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3346-1|
|Abstract: ||Background: Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a Gram-negative bacterium which affects the urethra, throat, rectum and cervix
of patients and often associated with sexually transmitted infections. The global epidemiology of the disease is not
well characterised especially in resource constraint countries due to poor diagnostic capacity and inefficient reporting
systems. Although important, little is known about the propensity of this bacterium to cause sepsis in immunocompetent
Case presentation: A 32-year-old female presented with fever and generalised malaise to a rural hospital in Ghana.
The patient had previously been diagnosed as having enteric fever from a neighbouring health facility. Blood and
urine samples were collected from the patient and cultured using standard microbiological and molecular techniques.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae was isolated from the blood which was resistant to penicillin, ciprofloxacin and cotrimoxazole.
The patient recovered following ceftriaxone and azithromycin treatment.
Conclusion: This case highlights the importance of N. gonorrhoeae in causing sepsis and emphasises the need for
blood culture investigation in diagnosis of patients presenting with fever.|
|Description: ||An article published by BioMed Central and also available at https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3346-1|
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