Journal Article

Need for Diagnostic Screening of Herpes Simplex Virus in Patients with Nongonococcal Urethritis

Ralph Madeb, Ofer Nativ, Daniel Benilevi, Paul A. Feldman, Sarel Halachmi and Isaac Srugo

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 30, issue 6, pages 982-983
Published in print June 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313829
Need for Diagnostic Screening of Herpes Simplex Virus in Patients with Nongonococcal Urethritis

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The prevalence of various microorganisms known to cause nongonococcal urethritis, including herpes simplex virus (HSV), was evaluated. The findings suggest that HSV can be a significant etiological agent in nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) and that the necessary laboratory investigations should be performed for all patients with clinical symptoms of NGU.

Journal Article.  708 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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