Journal article

Characteristics of Acute Nongonococcal Urethritis in Men Differ by Sexual Preference

Vinita S Rane, Christopher K Fairley, Ajith Weerakoon, Timothy H Read, Glenda Fehler, Marcus Y Chen, Catriona S Bradshaw

Journal of Clinical Microbiology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2014

Abstract

Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) is a common clinical syndrome, but no etiological agent is identified in a significant proportion of cases. Whether the spectrum of pathogens differs between heterosexual men (MSW) and men who have sex with men (MSM) is largely unstudied but of considerable clinical relevance. A retrospective review was done using the electronic medical record database of Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Australia. Cases were first presentations of symptomatic acute NGU with ≥ 5 polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL)/high-powered field (HPF) on urethral Gram stain between January 2006 and December 2011. First-stream urine was tested for Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitali..

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