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Monday 19 September 2016

Sexually transmitted proctitis

Sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes simplex virus and syphilis commonly present with rectal symptoms.

Recent outbreaks of lymphogranuloma venereum among homosexual men throughout Europe highlight the need to consider sexually transmitted infections in the differential diagnosis of proctitis.

See also

- infectious rectitis / infectious proctitis

Open references

- Sexually transmitted proctitis.
Hamlyn E, Taylor C.
Postgrad Med J. 2006 Nov;82(973):733-6. Review.
PMID: 17099092 (Free)