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Isolation of intestinal spirochaetes from homosexuals
  1. DS Tompkins,
  2. MA Waugh*,
  3. E Mary Cooke
  1. Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Leeds
  2. * Department of Genito-Urinary Medicine, General Infirmary, Leeds

    Abstract

    Spirochaetes were isolated from rectal swabs of two homosexuals and the faeces of a third, using simple isolation techniques not previously applied to specimens of this type. The ease of culture of these organisms will enable their distribution and pathogenicity to be studied, particularly in relation to their significance in homosexuals.

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