Systemic Gonococcal Infection complications
Systemic Gonococcal Infection

Complications could include:

  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung condition that occurs when fluid fills up the air sacs in your lungs. Common symptoms include labored breathing, fever, fast pulse, and blue skin or nails.
  • Septic shock is a complication of an infection in which toxins can initiate a full-body inflammatory response and organ failure. Confusion, breathing problems, chills, and cold sweats.
  • Pericarditis is a condition in which the sac surrounding your heart, called the pericardium, becomes swollen and inflamed. You can develop this condition after having a heart attack.
  • The symptoms of pericarditis are generally sharp and made worse by deep breathing. Sharp chest pain occurs when the inflammed pericardium rubs against the chest wall.
  • Bacterial joint inflammation is an infection in a joint. It's also known as septic arthritis. It can cause rapid cartilage deterioration and bone damage.
  • A bone infection may occur when bacteria or fungi invade the bone, causing many symptoms, including fever, redness, stiffness, and swelling.
  • Gonococcal arthritis is a rare complication of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) gonorrhea that causes pain and inflammation in the joints and tissues.
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