Asymptomatic gonorrhea in men: Caused by gonococci with unique nutritional requirements

George Crawford, Joan S. Knapp, Judith Hale, King K. Holmes

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Abstract

In a retrospective case-control study, gonococci with nutritional requirements for arginine, hypoxanthine, and uracil were recovered from 24 of 25 men with asymptomatic gonorrhea and 10 of 25 men with symptomatic gonorrhea ( P = .0001). These strains represent a smaller proportion of gonococcal isolates from blacks than from whites. Asymptomatic urethral infection is important in the epidemiology of gonorrhea, particularly among whites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1352-1353
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume196
Issue number4296
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

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