Volume s1-24, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


IV. Summary

Inductees with a provisional diagnosis of urethral discharge were examined for the presence of . Urethral specimens were provided by 926 men, of whom 735 were negroes and 191 were white. The method of demonstrating the organisms was the microscopical examination of moist films.

This study revealed 144 men positive for , a percentage incidence of 15.5. Separating this group into white and negro men, the percentage incidence was 12 and 16.5 respectively.

Of the 926 men examined, 246 (26.5 per cent) were classed as non-specific urethritis. The incidence of found in cases of non-specific urethritis was 28.7 per cent in the white group. For the negro group it was 39 per cent. The percentage incidence of non-specific urethritis cases which may be attributable to was 36.9 per cent.

The entire group of -positive men was relatively free from all symptoms. A discharge may be noted which is characteristically small in amount, thin in consistency, and of a dirty, white color. Microscopically, this discharge showed few epithelial cells, and a moderate number of pus cells and trichomonads. Some of the stained smears were similar to vaginal ones from cases of vaginitis, as to number of trichomonads and types of bacteria.

The male is the important transmitter of infestation, while the female eventually becomes a reservoir of infection.


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  • Received : 24 Dec 1943
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