Journal article

Can a two-glass urine test or leucocyte esterase test of first-void urine improve syndromic management of male urethritis in southern Thailand?

V Chandeying, S Skov, SN Tabrizi, M Kemapunmanus, S Garland

International Journal of STD & AIDS | Published : 2000


The goal of this study was to determine whether a urine two-glass test or a leucocyte esterase (LE) test of first-void urine (FVU) improve the sensitivity or specificity of the World Health Organization (WHO) algorithm for the syndromic management of men with urethritis in southern Thailand. A secondary aim was to determine whether infection with Trichomonas vaginalis was sufficiently common to include treatment for it in a syndromic management protocol. One hundred and twenty-nine men with symptoms of urethritis seen at 2 STD clinics in Songkla Province, Thailand were enrolled. Symptoms and signs of each man were recorded and a urethral swab collected for microscopy and culture for Neisseri..

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