Etiology of nongonococcal nonchlamydial urethritis

M. A. Schwartz, T. M. Hooton

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Abstract

The majority of cases of acute nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) are due to causes other than infection with Chlamydia trachomatis. Pathogens implicated as causes of nonchlamydial nongonococcal urethritis (NCNGU) include Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Trichomonas vaginalis, and primary infection with herpes simplex virus. In a majority of cases of acute NCNGU, no pathogen can be isolated. The etiology of chronic NCNGU is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-733
Number of pages7
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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