Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Disseminated gonococcal infection associated with deficiency of the second component of complement.
  1. P. H. McWhinney,
  2. P. Langhorne,
  3. W. C. Love,
  4. K. Whaley
  1. Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow, UK.


    A case of C2 deficiency presenting with disseminated gonococcal infection is described. The predisposition of C2-deficient individuals to infection in addition to the commoner problem of immune complex diseases is noted. Attention is drawn to the absence of documented cases of gonococcal infection associated with C2 deficiency. No other homozygous C2 deficient family members were identified. Lifelong penicillin prophylaxis was recommended for the patient.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.