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Sex Transm Dis. 1995 Mar-Apr;22(2):83-96.

Trichomoniasis in men: old issues and new data.

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Department of Urology RL-10, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle 98195, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

Trichomoniasis is common among sexually active women, but its importance as a cause of morbidity among sexually active men remains uncertain.

STUDY DESIGN:

The article outlines areas of controversy and presents pertinent new data from case-control and natural history studies.

RESULTS:

Trichomonas vaginalis was documented in 11% of 447 men at risk for a sexually transmitted disease. Although 54% of infected men complained of urethral discharge, the discharge was only mild or moderately severe. Elimination of Trichomonas vaginalis was associated with resolution of urethritis.

CONCLUSIONS:

Trichomonas vaginalis is an important consideration in sexually active men with urethral symptoms or inflammation but with little or no evidence of discharge on physical examination.

PMID:
7624817
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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