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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 46, n° 2
pages 307-308 (février 2002)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2002.117857
Urethritis: An underestimated clinical variant of genital herpes in men?

Stephan Lautenschlager, MD, Alfred Eichmann, MD
Outpatient Clinic of Dermatology, Triemli Hospital Zurich. Zurich, Switzerland 


Two men had a first clinical episode of genital herpes presenting as nongonococcal urethritis in the absence of any penile lesions. Data on the etiologic function of herpes simplex in patients with nongonococcal urethritis are scarce and conflicting. Considering our cases, the large amount of nongonococcal urethritis of unknown origin, and the high frequency of unrecognized genital herpes, herpes simplex virus may be a significant etiologic agent of nongonococcal urethritis and warrants necessary laboratory investigations in patients with clear mucoid urethral discharge. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2002;46:307-8.)

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