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Symptomatic sexually transmitted proctitis in men who have sex with men
  1. Nicolas Pinto-Sander1,
  2. Luke Parkes1,
  3. Colin Fitzpatrick1,
  4. Daniel Richardson1,2
  1. 1 Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
  2. 2 Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Richardson, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK; daniel.richardson{at}

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Sexually transmitted proctitis in men who have sex with men (MSM) is caused by gonorrhoea, chlamydia including lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), gonorrhoea, syphilis and possibly Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen).1–3 There is a paucity of data on proctitis in MSM. Brighton has high rates of STIs in MSM and we aimed to describe the causes of symptomatic proctitis seen over a 3-year period.

We reviewed anonymous case records of MSM diagnosed …

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  • Handling editor Claudia S Estcourt

  • Contributors DR designed the project. All authors contributed to data collection, analysis and final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.