How do gonococcal and nongonococcal septic arthritis differ

How do gonococcal and nongonococcal septic arthritis differ?


Gonococcal
Nongonococcal
HostYoung, healthy adultsSmall children, elderly,
Immunocompromised
PatternMigratory polyarthralgias/arthritisMonoarthritis
TenosynovitisCommonRare
Skin rashCommonRare
Positive joint cultures<25%>95%
Positive blood culturesRare40%–50%
OutcomeGood in >95%Poor in 30%–50%
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