Gonorrhoea: signs, symptoms and serogroups

P J Horner, R J Coker, A Turner, M S Shafi, S M Murphy

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Over 19 weeks, 104 male patients attending a genitourinary medicine clinic with gonococcal urethritis were asked to complete a questionnaire detailing symptoms. Sixty-seven questionnaires were duly completed. The examining nurse documented signs. Ninety-one isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae were serogrouped and auxotyped, 55 of these were from patients who had completed a questionnaire. Patients presented earlier if they had a past history of gonorrhoea (p = 0.02). The serogroup of N. gonorrhoeae did not influence the amount of discharge, the presence of meatal inflammation, dysuria or penile tip irritation or the delay in presentation after appearance of discharge. Auxotype AHU was not associated with asymptomatic gonorrhoea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-3
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1992


  • Gonorrhea
  • Humans
  • Immunophenotyping
  • Male
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Prospective Studies
  • Serologic Tests
  • Journal Article


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