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Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI)
DGI occurs in up to 3 percent of people who have untreated gonorrhea. It affects people with vaginas/internal genitals four times more often than people with penises/external genitals.
- Early symptoms are often flu-like with fever, fatigue, aches
- Joint pain, most commonly the knees, ankles and wrists
- Skin lesions or rash
You need to see a health care provider for an exam and testing.
DGI is usually treated with antibiotics. A specialist is required for follow-up.
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