Bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria in men: association of Leptotrichia/Sneathia spp. with nongonococcal urethritis.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Sexually transmitted diseases, Volume 40, Issue 12, p.944-9 (2013)


2013, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, December 2013, Genomics Core Facility, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division


Approximately 45% of nongonococcal urethritis cases have no identified etiology. Novel bacteria recently associated with bacterial vaginosis (BV) in women may be involved. We evaluated the association of idiopathic nongonococcal urethritis and 5 newly described BV-associated bacteria (BVAB).