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Br J Vener Dis. Aug 1982; 58(4): 243–245.
PMCID: PMC1046058

Male carriage of Gardnerella vaginalis

Abstract

The prevalence of Gardnerella vaginalis in the urethra of 430 men attending a clinic for sexually transmitted disease was 11·4%; it was significantly higher in heterosexuals (14·5%) than in homosexuals (4·5%). There was no evidence of rectal or subpreputial carriage of G vaginalis, and urethral carriage was not associated with symptoms of urethritis.

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