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Gonococcal sepsis in a 32-year-old female: a case report.

Authors
  • Owusu, Michael1
  • Marfo, Kwadwo Sarfo1
  • Acheampong, Godfred1
  • Arthur, Abednego1
  • Sarpong, Nimako2
  • Im, Justin3
  • Mogeni, Ondari D3
  • Annan, Augustina1, 4
  • Chiang, Hsin-Ying5
  • Kuo, Chih-Horng5
  • Park, Se Eun3
  • Marks, Florian3
  • Owusu-Dabo, Ellis6, 7
  • Adu-Sarkodie, Yaw8
  • 1 Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. , (Ghana)
  • 2 Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ashanti Region, Ghana. , (Ghana)
  • 3 Department of Epidemiology, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 4 Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. , (Ghana)
  • 5 Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 6 Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. [email protected] , (Ghana)
  • 7 Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. [email protected] , (Ghana)
  • 8 Department of Clinical Microbiology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. , (Ghana)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Research Notes
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Apr 24, 2018
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
253–253
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s13104-018-3346-1
PMID: 29690929
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

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.

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