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Prevalence of chlamydial infection in acute epididymo-orchitis.
  1. F M Mulcahy,
  2. C J Bignell,
  3. R Rajakumar,
  4. M A Waugh,
  5. J W Hetherington,
  6. R Ewing,
  7. P Whelan

    Abstract

    The prevalence of sexually transmitted infection was studied in 40 men presenting with acute epididymo-orchitis in Leeds. Chlamydia trachomatis infection was identified in 13 of 29 men (45%) aged under 35 years. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was isolated from four of these 13 men with chlamydial urethritis. C trachomatis was isolated from the urethra of only one of 11 men (9%) aged over 35. Appreciable bacteriuria was found in six of these 11 men (55%). Noting details of sexual history and screening for sexually acquired pathogens is advocated in younger men with acute epidiymo-orchitis.

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