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Male carriage of Gardnerella vaginalis
  1. S G Dawson*,
  2. C A Ison,
  3. G Csonka*,
  4. C S F Easmon
  1. *Department of Genitourinary Medicine, London
  2. Medical Microbiology, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London

    Abstract

    The prevalence of Gardnerella vaginalis in the urethra of 430 men attending a clinic for sexually transmitted disease was 11·4%; it was significantly higher in heterosexuals (14·5%) than in homosexuals (4·5%). There was no evidence of rectal or subpreputial carriage of G vaginalis, and urethral carriage was not associated with symptoms of urethritis.

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