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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-31

Mixed urethral infection in patients with urethral discharge in the southern region of Kuwait

1 Department of Dermatology, Adan Hospital, State of Kuwait, Kuwait
2 Department of Microbiology, Adan Hospital, State of Kuwait, Kuwait

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Although chlamydial and gonorrheal urethritis are the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases, the frequency of the co-occurrence of both the diseases is still not well established. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of the co-occurrence of the two diseases in the southern region of Kuwait State among men with a past history of heterosexual intercourse who sought medical care for urethral discharge. Over a period from October 2005 till October 2006, a total of 475 patients were selected for the study from among the patients attending the OPD clinics of Al-Adan Hospital for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. The subjects were screened for both gonorrhea and chlamydia with polymerase chain reaction and Gram's stain, using specimens from the urethral discharge. Out of the total of 475 patients, 125 (26.3%) had gonorrhea, 47 (9.8%) had chlamydia, and 11 (7.31%) had both diseases. We concluded that co-occurrence of chlamydia and gonorrhea may be common among males presenting with urethral discharge.

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