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The Frequency Of Chlamydial Urethritis Among ِA Group Of Iraqi Male Patients

Authors: Mahdei Y. mohammed --- Sabeeh Al-Mashhadani --- Makram M. Al-Waiz د.مكرم مكي الواعظ
Journal: IRAQI JOURNALOF COMMUNITY MEDICINE المجلة العراقية لطب المجتمع ISSN: 16845382 Year: 2007 Volume: 20 Issue: 2 Pages: 354-359
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية


AbstractBackground & Objective: The most important and potentially dangerous pathogen involved in non-gonococcal urethritis is Chlamydia trachomatis, so this study is conducted to evaluate the frequency of chlamydial urethritis among group of Iraqi male patients.Methods: The study design is a descriptive cross sectional study, including fifty two male patients complaining from urethral discharge, they were seen in the department of Dermatology and Venereology at Baghdad Teaching Hospital .Their ages ranged from 16-49 years (mean±SD 29.28Y±8.5).They were investigated using enzyme linked fluorescent assay to a direct urethral swabs for detection of chlamydial antigen.Results: Twenty one (40.38%) male patients were chlamydial antigen positive. Six of them (11.5%) had mixed infection (chlamydial and gonococcal urethritis).Chlamydial urethritis were most frequent at the third decade of life, those constitute of eight Patients (15.38%). Urethral discharge and dysuria were the most frequent symptoms which were noticed in all patients, frequency of micturation were seen in thirteen patients. Twenty patients were heterosexual and only one was homosexual; eight patients were practicing sex with single partner, the remainder practiced sex with multiple partners.Conclusion: Chlamydia is one of the common causes of urethritis among sexually active Iraqi male patients, enzyme linked fluorescent assay technique is simple reliable test in the diagnosis of this disease.Key words: Iraqi, chlamydial, urethritis


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