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D – Disseminated gonococcal infection: Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes disseminated gonococcal infection.

I – Individuals: Sexually active individuals, particularly females, are more commonly affected.

S – Skin lesions: Papules (1–5 mm) evolve over 1–2 days into hemorrhagic pustules with gray necrotic centers.

S – Systemic symptoms: Low-grade fever is often present in individuals with disseminated gonococcal infection.

E – Extremities: The lesions (usually <40) are distributed peripherally near joints, more commonly on the upper extremities.

N – Necrotic centers: Hemorrhagic bullae rarely occur, with lesions having gray necrotic centers.

T – Tenosynovitis: Tenosynovitis, inflammation of the tendon sheath, is a common symptom.

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