oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Microbiological study of sexually transmitted diseases among out-patients in a Nigerian hospital

Volume 27, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In a longitudinal study carried out over an eight-year period (1968-75), a changing morbidity pattern of urethral venereal diseases among 868 patients attending the Medico Dermatology Unit of University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, was observed. It was noticed that 272 (31 %) were females, and 596 (69%) were males. Results of the microbiological urethral study among both sexes showed: gonococci (18%), candida (8%), trichomonas (5%).

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