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National Guidelines on the Management of Non-gonococcal Urethritis

AbstractUrethritis, or inflammation of the urethra, is a multifactorial condition which is primarily sexually acquired. It is characterised by discharge and/or dysuria but may be asymptomatic. The diagnosis of urethritis is usually undertaken using a urethral smear, but a first pass urine specimen (FPU) can also be used. Urethritis is described as either gonococcal, when neisseria gonorrhoeae is detected or non-gonococcal (NGU) when it is not. Mucopurulent cervicitis is the female equivalent with approximately 40% of cases being due to infection with chlamydia trachomatis.
Date of publishing01/01/2001
Date of last revision by publisher08/01/2002
Date of last review by us08/15/2007
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