Isolation and Identification of Non-gonococcal Organisms Associated with Urethritis from Clinical Samples.


  • Adomi, P O


Nongonococcal urethritis


Introduction: Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the human body. Many of the Infectious causes of urethritis are sexually transmitted and categorized into gonococcal urethritis (GU) i.e due to infections with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and non- gonococcal urethritis (NGU) due to organisms other than gonorrhoeae. The main purpose of study was to isolate and identify microbial agent of urethritis.

Material and Methods: Cultural and Biochemical methods were used to isolate and identify microbial agents of urethritis from urine and urethra collected randomly from 200 patients with clinical urethritis.

Results: Nongonococcal agents of urethritis were isolated,they include the following microorganisms Escherichia coli (31.6%) Staphylococcus aureus (19.5%), Candida albicans (15.0%), Proteus mirabilis (13.5%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (7.5%), Staphylococcus saprophyticus (7.5%) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (5.3%).Pseudomonas aeruginosa have not been mentioned previously as agent of non gonococcal urethritis.

Conclusion: Agents of nongonococcal-urethritis were isolated. These include three gram-negative rods, two gram-positive cocci, and a fungus.

Author Biography

Adomi, P O

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria. 


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Adomi, P. O. (2019). Isolation and Identification of Non-gonococcal Organisms Associated with Urethritis from Clinical Samples. African Journal of Tropical Medicine and Biomedical Research, 4(2), 17–25. Retrieved from