Intestinal Spirochetosis in Homosexual Men

Nigel Kirkham, Dennis W.K. Cotton, M. J. Hudson, Thomas C Quinn, Walter E. Stamm, Steven E. Goodell, Michael D. Schuffler, King K. Holmes

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Abstract

To the Editor: In their article on intestinal infections in homosexual men (Sept. 8 issue)1 Quinn et al. make no mention of infestations with spirochetes other than Treponema pallidum. They do not describe the use of either anaerobic culture or routine histopathology in the detection of infection. Intestinal spirochetosis, caused by a newly described organism,2 may be associated with diarrhea or abdominal pain.3 Its exact role in the pathogenesis of colorectal disease remains unclear.4 It is found often enough in homosexual men (36 per cent of those seen at a genitourinary clinic in Glasgow) to merit further attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-393
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume310
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 9 1984

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Treponema pallidum
Spirochaetales
Infection
Diarrhea
Sexual Minorities

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Kirkham, N., Cotton, D. W. K., Hudson, M. J., Quinn, T. C., Stamm, W. E., Goodell, S. E., ... Holmes, K. K. (1984). Intestinal Spirochetosis in Homosexual Men. New England Journal of Medicine, 310(6), 392-393. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198402093100617

Intestinal Spirochetosis in Homosexual Men. / Kirkham, Nigel; Cotton, Dennis W.K.; Hudson, M. J.; Quinn, Thomas C; Stamm, Walter E.; Goodell, Steven E.; Schuffler, Michael D.; Holmes, King K.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 310, No. 6, 09.02.1984, p. 392-393.

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Kirkham, N, Cotton, DWK, Hudson, MJ, Quinn, TC, Stamm, WE, Goodell, SE, Schuffler, MD & Holmes, KK 1984, 'Intestinal Spirochetosis in Homosexual Men', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 310, no. 6, pp. 392-393. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198402093100617
Kirkham N, Cotton DWK, Hudson MJ, Quinn TC, Stamm WE, Goodell SE et al. Intestinal Spirochetosis in Homosexual Men. New England Journal of Medicine. 1984 Feb 9;310(6):392-393. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198402093100617
Kirkham, Nigel ; Cotton, Dennis W.K. ; Hudson, M. J. ; Quinn, Thomas C ; Stamm, Walter E. ; Goodell, Steven E. ; Schuffler, Michael D. ; Holmes, King K. / Intestinal Spirochetosis in Homosexual Men. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1984 ; Vol. 310, No. 6. pp. 392-393.
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