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Symptomatic urethritis is more prevalent in men infected with Mycoplasma genitalium than with Chlamydia trachomatis.
Sex Transm Infect. 2004 Aug; 80(4):289-93.ST

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To study the prevalence, symptoms, and signs of Mycoplasma genitalium and Chlamydia trachomatis infections in men attending a Swedish STD clinic and to study the criteria for urethritis.

METHODS

A cross sectional study among STD clinic attendees in Orebro, Sweden. Attendees were examined for microscopic urethritis and first void urine (FVU) was tested for M genitalium and C trachomatis.

RESULTS

The prevalence of M genitalium and C trachomatis was 7% (34/512) and 12% (61/512), respectively. Dual infection was diagnosed in four men. In both infections 90% of the patients had signs of microscopic urethritis. M genitalium positive men had symptomatic urethritis significantly more often than those infected with C trachomatis (73% v 40%, RR 1.8; 95% CI 1.2 to 2.7). 63% of female partners of men infected with M genitalium were infected with M genitalium compared with chlamydial infection in 67% of female partners of men infected with C trachomatis. Non-chlamydial non-gonococcal urethritis without evidence of M genitalium infection was diagnosed in 180 men (35%). Symptoms and/or visible discharge were reported in 49% in this group.

CONCLUSIONS

M genitalium is a common infection associated with symptomatic urethritis and with a high prevalence of infected sexual partners supporting its role as a sexually transmitted infection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Orebro University Hospital, SE-701 85 Orebro, Sweden. lars.falk@orebroll.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15295128

Citation

Falk, L, et al. "Symptomatic Urethritis Is More Prevalent in Men Infected With Mycoplasma Genitalium Than With Chlamydia Trachomatis." Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 80, no. 4, 2004, pp. 289-93.
Falk L, Fredlund H, Jensen JS. Symptomatic urethritis is more prevalent in men infected with Mycoplasma genitalium than with Chlamydia trachomatis. Sex Transm Infect. 2004;80(4):289-93.
Falk, L., Fredlund, H., & Jensen, J. S. (2004). Symptomatic urethritis is more prevalent in men infected with Mycoplasma genitalium than with Chlamydia trachomatis. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 80(4), 289-93.
Falk L, Fredlund H, Jensen JS. Symptomatic Urethritis Is More Prevalent in Men Infected With Mycoplasma Genitalium Than With Chlamydia Trachomatis. Sex Transm Infect. 2004;80(4):289-93. PubMed PMID: 15295128.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Symptomatic urethritis is more prevalent in men infected with Mycoplasma genitalium than with Chlamydia trachomatis. AU - Falk,L, AU - Fredlund,H, AU - Jensen,J S, PY - 2004/8/6/pubmed PY - 2004/9/17/medline PY - 2004/8/6/entrez SP - 289 EP - 93 JF - Sexually transmitted infections JO - Sex Transm Infect VL - 80 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence, symptoms, and signs of Mycoplasma genitalium and Chlamydia trachomatis infections in men attending a Swedish STD clinic and to study the criteria for urethritis. METHODS: A cross sectional study among STD clinic attendees in Orebro, Sweden. Attendees were examined for microscopic urethritis and first void urine (FVU) was tested for M genitalium and C trachomatis. RESULTS: The prevalence of M genitalium and C trachomatis was 7% (34/512) and 12% (61/512), respectively. Dual infection was diagnosed in four men. In both infections 90% of the patients had signs of microscopic urethritis. M genitalium positive men had symptomatic urethritis significantly more often than those infected with C trachomatis (73% v 40%, RR 1.8; 95% CI 1.2 to 2.7). 63% of female partners of men infected with M genitalium were infected with M genitalium compared with chlamydial infection in 67% of female partners of men infected with C trachomatis. Non-chlamydial non-gonococcal urethritis without evidence of M genitalium infection was diagnosed in 180 men (35%). Symptoms and/or visible discharge were reported in 49% in this group. CONCLUSIONS: M genitalium is a common infection associated with symptomatic urethritis and with a high prevalence of infected sexual partners supporting its role as a sexually transmitted infection. SN - 1368-4973 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15295128/Symptomatic_urethritis_is_more_prevalent_in_men_infected_with_Mycoplasma_genitalium_than_with_Chlamydia_trachomatis_ L2 - https://sti.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=15295128 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -