Clinical and Bacteriological Profile of Male Patients with Urethral Discharge at Western Regional Hospital, Nepal
Background: Urethral discharge is a symptom of
urethritis. Common organisms causing urethral discharge
are Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis.
Cephalosporines, Macrolides and Tetracycline groups of
drugs are commonly used for the treatment.
Materials and Method: This was a prospective, cross
sectional, observational study. The patients were enrolled
from the Sexually Transmitted Infections clinic and also
from the hospital laboratory in between the period of one
year. All the male cases with urethral discharge at STI
clinic in between this period were included for clinical
examination and laboratory testing. All urine and discharge
specimens of urethral discharge patients as referred from
other departments directly to the hospital laboratory for
relevant tests were also included for the study.
Results: Neisseria gonorrhea was the most common
agent of urethral discharge in male patients. Urethral
discharge, dysuria and inguinal lymphadenopathy were
common symptoms. All the NG isolates were sensitive to
Ceftriaxone and Imipenam.
Conclusion: Continuous monitoring with culture
sensitivity testing of urethral discharge cases is required.