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Gonococcemia (also known as "Arthritis–dermatosis syndrome"[1] and "Disseminated gonococcal infection"[1]) is a condition characterized by a hemorrhagic vesiculopustular eruption, bouts of fever, and arthralgia or actual arthritis of one or several joints.[2]

It's characterized by a triad of symptoms: migratory polyarthritis, tenosynovitis, and dermatitis (pustular skin lesions).[3]

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  1. ^ a b Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. [page needed]
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. p. 277. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  3. ^ Kerle, K. K.; Mascola, J. R.; Miller, T. A. (1992). "Disseminated gonococcal infection". American family physician. 45 (1): 209–14. PMID 1728091.