The polymicrobial origin of intestinal infections in homosexual men.

  title={The polymicrobial origin of intestinal infections in homosexual men.},
  author={Thomas C Quinn and Walter E. Stamm and S E Goodell and E Mkrtichian and Jacqueline Benedetti and Lawrence Corey and Michael D. Schuffler and King K. Holmes},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={309 10},
To determine the microbial cause and the clinical and pathologic correlates of anorectal and intestinal symptoms in homosexually active men, we performed comprehensive microbiologic studies, anoscopy, sigmoid-oscopy, and rectal biopsy in men examined in a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases. Enteric pathogens were found in 95 of 119 consecutive homosexual men with anorectal or intestinal symptoms and in 29 of 75 randomly selected homosexual men without such symptoms (P less than 0.001… CONTINUE READING


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