The most common cause of arthritis for people under 40 years of age in arthritis produced by the system spread of Gonorrhea. The source of the infection is most commonly in the throat, the cervix of the vagina or the urethra. The chance of developing this disorder is greater in women. This reflects the fact that women often have gonorrhea infections that are not symptomatic. They, therefore, have them treated less frequently and the disease may progress further than in men. The disorder commonly affects one joint after another.
Causes of Arthritis, Gonococcal
The cause of gonococcal arthritis is either due to immune reactions or to septic arthritis, where the bacteria directly infect the joint.
Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis, Gonococcal
Gonococcal arthritis produces fever and chills. It is associated with rash and joint pain. The joint pain often migrates from one joint to another. The knees, hands, wrists feet and ankles are the most commonly involved.
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