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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000027
Case Report

Corynebacterium propinquum Associated With Acute, Nongonococcal Urethritis

Abdolrasouli, Alireza MSc*†‡; Roushan, Azita BSc

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Abstract

Corynebacterium propinquum is usually considered part of the normal human oropharyngeal flora and is rarely responsible for clinical infection. We report here what seems to be the first case of acute purulent urethral discharge in a young Iranian man with urethritis acquired after orogenital contact. Attention should be devoted to less common nondiphtheriae Corynebacterium species for differential diagnosis.

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