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NSU (non-specific urethritis)

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Non-gonococcal urethritis is a condition presenting as inflammation of the urethra (1),

  • it is considered to be the most common treatable sexually transmitted syndrome in men
  • it is usually without symptoms or signs in the female.

It is probably the commonest disease associated with sexual intercourse in the UK, with 120,000 cases in 1989.


  1. Moi H, Blee K, Horner PJ. Management of non-gonococcal urethritis. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2015;15:294.

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