Articles | Volume 2, issue 3
J. Bone Joint Infect., 2, 160–162, 2017
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.20791
J. Bone Joint Infect., 2, 160–162, 2017
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.20791

Brief report 18 Aug 2017

Brief report | 18 Aug 2017

Gonococcal Prosthetic Joint Infection

Ian Gassiep1,2, Bradley Gilpin2,3, Joel Douglas1, and David Siebert1,2 Ian Gassiep et al.
  • 1Department of Infectious Diseases, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Health, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia;
  • 2School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia;
  • 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Health, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia.

Keywords: Gonorrhoea, prosthetic joint infection, gonococcal arthritis, DGI.

Abstract. Neisseria gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Disseminated gonococcal infection is an infrequent presentation and rarely can be associated with septic arthritis. Incidence of this infection is rising, both internationally and in older age groups. We present the first documented case of N. gonorrhoea prosthetic joint infection which was successfully treated with laparoscopic debridement and antimicrobial therapy.