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2022 Nov 04


[Urethritis due to coinfection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Enterobius vermicularis in a 27-year-old man].



Urethritis is mainly caused by sexually transmitted pathogens, such as Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) [1]. Close to 90 million adults are infected annually with NG [2]. Treatment shall be performed according to national guidelines and resistance profiles [2, 3]. Enterobius vermicularis (EV) is the most common helminth in humans with 1 billion people globally infected [4-6]. Symptoms include anal pruritus; however, many infections are asymptomatic [4-7]. A case of urethritis due to simultaneous infection with NG and EV is reported.