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Review Article

Molecular Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis in the United States

Table 1

Factors that attempt to distinguish male nongonococcal urethritis from those cases caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

FactorGonococcal urethritisNongonococcal urethritisReference(s)

Typical incubation period2–5 days7–14 days[14, 15]
Range of symptom onset1–10 days2–35 days[14, 15]
Frank purulent discharge (% of cases)7511–33[16, 17]
Mucopurulent discharge (% of cases)2550[16, 17]
Clear or moderately viscid discharge (% of cases)410–50[16, 17]
Dysuria (% of cases)73–8853–75[16, 18]
Combination of dysuria and discharge (% of cases)7138[16]