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Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum in men with urethritis attending an urban sexual health clinic.

Khatib, N and Bradbury, C and Chalker, V and Koh, Gckw and Smit, Erasmus and Wilson, S and Watson, J (2014) Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum in men with urethritis attending an urban sexual health clinic. International journal of STD & AIDS. ISSN 1758-1052. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login Ids

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) and Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) in men with urethritis, attending an urban sexual health clinic, in order to inform screening and treatment policies.

METHODS

Men attending an urban sexual health clinic between June 2011 and January 2012 were evaluated. Urine samples were collected from men with urethritis and tested for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and TV using transcription-mediated amplification and for MG and UU using polymerase chain reaction.

RESULTS

Eighty-three samples were analysed. The prevalence of CT was 33.7% (28/83), GC was 16.8% (14/83), TV was 3.6% (3/83), MG was 12.0% (10/83) and UU was 4.8% (4/83). Fifteen men had recurrent urethritis. Of these, three were found to have had TV, five to have had MG and none to have had UU, at initial presentation.

CONCLUSION

Given the prevalence of MG in this study, there is an urgent need for further larger studies ooking at optimal treatment regimens and screening strategies in urethritis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login Ids
Subjects: WJ Urogenital system. Urology
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Urology
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2014 15:17
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2014 15:17
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/739

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