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J Adolesc Health Care. 1990 May;11(3):223-6.

Survey of genitourinary organisms in a population of sexually active adolescent males admitted to a chemical dependency unit.

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Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905.


Sixty-two males consecutively admitted to an adolescent chemical dependency unit for treatment over a one-year period were studied. When interviewed, all denied having urogenital symptoms. Forty-eight reported having had sexual intercourse. Of these 48, 34 were screened (urethral swab) for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chylamydia trachomatis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, and Gardnerella vaginalis. Eighteen of the 34 males who had complete screening were found to harbor one or more organisms: 3 had Chlamydia, 13 had Ureaplasma, and 11 had Gardnerella. In addition, 61 of the original 62 subjects were tested for serum antibodies to Treponema pallidum and for pyuria. No subjects were found to have syphilis. Pyuria was present in all subjects with Chlamydia but in only two with Ureaplasma or Gardnerella.

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