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Pathogen profile in men with inflammation of paraurethral glands
  1. Wenge Fan1,
  2. Qingsong Zhang2,
  3. Tingwang Jiang3
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital, Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P R China
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P R China
  3. 3Department of Clinical Laboratory, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital, Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, P R China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wenge Fan, Department of Dermatology, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province 215500, P R China; csyyfwg{at}sina.com

Abstract

Objective To investigate the pathogen profile in men with inflammation of the paraurethral glands.

Methods We enrolled 40 patients with first-onset, drug-naive inflammation of the paraurethral glands. Discharge from the lesions was collected for Gram staining. Microscopy was performed for screening for trichomonads and detecting Gram-negative intracellular diplococci within phagocytes. Cultures for detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Ureaplasma urealyticum and other bacteria, and Chlamydia-trachomatis-associated antigens were performed. PCR was conducted for herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2.

Results From these 40 patients, there were nine microbial species, which included Gram-negative bacteria (23 cases, 54.8%), Gram-positive bacteria (15 cases, 35.7%) and other pathogens (4 cases, 9.5%). The top three pathogens were gonococci (38.1%), Staphylococcus aureus (16.7%) and Escherichia coli (14.3%).

Conclusions Inflammation of paraurethral glands in men may be caused by a variety of pathogens and not just by gonococcal infection.

  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Males

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