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April 1979

Urethritis and Pure Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

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Chattanooga, Tenn

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(4):491. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630410095038

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To the Editor.—  I read with considerable interest the article by Komaroff and associates in the July issue of the Archives (138:1069-1073, 1978) concerning vaginal infection.I was puzzled by the avoidance of examining patients with vaginitis for the organism Corynebacterium vaginale (referred to by some as Haemophilus vaginalis). Although I realize that some controversy still remains concerning the degree of pathogenicity of this organism, it is considered by many workers to be a cause, if not the most important cause, of so-called nonspecific vaginitis.It is unfortunate that a rather major aspect of vaginal infections is not included in an otherwise interesting approach to common problems.

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