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Infectious etiology of male urethritis at hospital Aristide Le Dantec (Dakar Sénégal)

Infectious etiology of male urethritis at hospital Aristide Le Dantec (Dakar Sénégal)

Ndiaye M, Diop A, Tounkara TM, Diallo M, Laraki L, Niang SO, Diatta B.A, Ly F, Dieng MT, Kane A

Journal Title:Basic Research Journal of Microbiology

Introduction: the aim of our study was to determine the etiological, clinical and the outcome aspects of infectious urethritis in Aristide Le Dantec’s Hospital. Material and methods: a study during six months (from October 2009 to March 2010) including all the cases of urethritis occurring in men and observed in the dermatological and urological departments of Aristide Le Dantec’s Hospital. Results: 74 patients were recruited, including 36 patients in the dermatological department and 38 in the urological department. The mucopurulent and serous discharge was found in 50 cases of acute urethritis and 24 cases of chronic urethritis. Bacteriological examinations were positive in 69 cases. The germs responsible of acute urethritis; Neisseria gonorrhoeae (n = 34), Candida albicans (n = 2) and Trichomonas vaginalis (n = 2). The association Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia was found in 5 cases. The germs responsible for chronic urethritis, Chlamydia trachomatis (n = 24) and Ureaplasma urealyticum were found in one case. Retroviral serology was positive in 4 patients. The outcome after treatment was favorable in 69 patients and 5 patients were lost of view. Conclusion: Urethritis are still a present complaint in dermatology and venereology and constitute a real public health problem despite efforts in the fight against sexually transmitted infections. Keywords: urethritis man, Dantec, Senegal