Clinical characteristics of herpes simplex virus urethritis compared with chlamydial urethritis among men

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From: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(Vol. 44, Issue 2)
Publisher: American Venereal Disease Association
Document Type: Author abstract
Length: 220 words

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Background: The aim of this study was to ascertain the clinical characteristics associated with herpes simplex virus (HSV) urethritis in men and to compare those with chlamydial urethritis. Methods: We compared clinical and laboratory data from men diagnosed with polymerase chain reaction confirmed HSV urethritis with those of men with chlamydial urethritis presenting to Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between 2000 and 2015. Results: Eighty HSV urethritis cases were identified: 55 (68%, 95% confidence interval, 58-78) were by HSV-1 and 25 (32%, 95% confidence interval, 22-12) by HSV-2. Compared with chlamydial urethritis, men with HSV urethritis were significantly more likely to report severe dysuria (20% vs 0%, P DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000547

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