non-specific urethritis


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non-specific urethritis

A term formerly used to refer to a sexually transmitted infection of the urethra not caused by GONORRHOEA. Most cases are now known to be caused by the organism Chlamydia trachomatis .
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Q I HAVE been troubled with Non-Specific Urethritis for four months and there seems to be no sign of it ever going away, despite two courses of antibiotics.
The number of patients with candidiasis, genital herpes, infectious hepatitis B, non-specific urethritis and syphilis all increased during 2002 compared to the previous year.
Inflammation of the urethra, urethritis is much commoner in men than women, one form, non-specific urethritis (NSU), being due to a sexually-transmitted disease.
Chlamydia is the cause of non-specific urethritis in 60 per cent of cases, making it the most common sexually-transmitted disease in this country.

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