Infect Chemother.  2015 Mar;47(1):60-63. 10.3947/ic.2015.47.1.60.

Disseminated Gonococcal Infection Presenting as Bacteremia and Liver Abscesses in a Healthy Adult

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mslee@khmc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Herein, we describe a bacteremia caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae that presented as liver abscesses. The patient had no risk factors for disseminated gonococcal infection. Periodic fever, skin rashes, and papules were present and the results of an abdominal computed tomography scan indicated the presence of small liver abscesses. The results of blood culture and 16S rRNA sequencing of the bacterial isolates confirmed the presence of N. gonorrhoeae. The patient improved with antibiotic therapy.

Keyword

Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Liver abscesses; Disseminated gonococcal infection

MeSH Terms

Adult*
Bacteremia*
Exanthema
Fever
Humans
Liver Abscess*
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Risk Factors
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