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Winter 2006, Vol. 14 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2006) 14, 182-187


Original Article

Non-gonococcal urethritis: association of Ureaplasma urealyticum with non-gonococcal urethritis in men

MC Wong 王夢貞, KH Lau 劉家豪, KK Lo 盧乾剛

Abstract
Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) is the commonest sexually transmitted infection seen in male patients attending government social hygiene clinics in Hong Kong. A single-centre and prospective study had been carried out to determine the proportion of Ureaplasma urealyticum in patients with NGU and their association by PCR method, perform a semi-quantitative culture of Ureaplasma urealyticum in patients with NGU by commercial kits and study the antimicrobial susceptibility of this organism. Among the 145 patients with NGU, the proportion of Ureaplasma urealyticum was 22.1% which was significantly higher than that in the control group (10.1%). Ninety percent of the organism was susceptible to doxycycline. (Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2006) 14, 182-187)