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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 1977|
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