Defining the Urethritis Syndrome in Men Using Patient Reported Symptoms

Academic Article


  • To evaluate self-reported symptoms to guide urethritis diagnosis, symptomatic men being evaluated for urethritis were asked about 7 symptoms captured during history taking. Discharge and dysuria were significantly associated with urethritis and, when combined with genital irritation and itching, identified 95% of urethritis cases; odor and urinary frequency performed poorly.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 7724146
  • Author List

  • Jordan SJ; Aaron KJ; Schwebke JR; Van Der Pol BJ; Hook EW
  • Start Page

  • e40
  • End Page

  • e42
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 7