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An 18-year-old male college student is seen in the student health clinic for urinary frequency, dysuria, and urethral discharge. Which of the following is likely to explain his condition?

  1. Herpes simplex
  2. Escherichia coli urinary tract infection
  3. Chlamydial urethritis
  4. Syphilis
  5. HIV infection

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An 18-year-old male college student is seen in the student health clinic for urinary frequency, dysuria, and urethral discharge. Which of the following is likely to explain his condition?

  1. Herpes simplex
  2. Escherichia coli urinary tract infection
  3. Chlamydial urethritis
  4. Syphilis
  5. HIV infection

the answer is below…

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A 28-year-old woman presents to your office with symptoms of a urinary tract infection. This is her second infection in 2 months. You treated the last infection with Bactrim DS for three days. Her symptoms never really improved. Now she has worsening lower abdominal discomfort, dysuria, and frequency. She has had no fever or flank pain. Physical examination shows only mild suprapubic tenderness. Which of the following is the best next step in the evaluation of this patient?

a. Urine culture

b. Intravenous pyelogram

c. Cystoscopy

d. Wet smear

e. CT scan of the abdomen with contrast

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