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What causes urethritis?

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Most episodes of urethritis are caused by infection by bacteria that get into your urethra, the tube that carries pee from your bladder outside your body. Bacteria that commonly cause urethritis include:

  • E. coli and other bacteria in stool
  • Gonococcus, which is sexually transmitted and causes gonorrhea.
  • Chlamydia trachomatis, which is sexually transmitted and causes chlamydia.

From: Urethritis WebMD Medical Reference

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Newman, L. , 2007. Clinical Infectious Diseases

Mandell, G. Elsevier, 2009. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 20, 2017

SOURCES:

Newman, L. , 2007. Clinical Infectious Diseases

Mandell, G. Elsevier, 2009. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 20, 2017

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