Mpox transmitted through sexual intercourse: three case reports

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https://doi.org/10.5327/DST-2177-8264-2023351381

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Mpox, Monkeypox, sexually transmitted diseases, Case reports, Outbreaks

Abstract

Introduction: In 2022, many countries, such as Brazil, experienced outbreaks of mpox (formerly called monkeypox) in sexually active people with multiple sexual partners. Objective: Report cases of patients diagnosed with Mpox. Methods: Report three cases of patients diagnosed with Mpox treated at the STD Sector at Universidade Federal Fluminense. Results: We report three cases of young adult patients who spontaneously sought our STD service with wounds in the anogenital area, mouth and other parts of the body. These cases include a 28-year-old man (HIV positive) who had lesions on his penis and body, a 34-year-old man with perianal ulcers and adenopathy, and a 40-year-old man with painful ulcers on his penis. Conclusion: The article provides information on the symptoms, transmission, and prevention of mpox, highlighting the need for early detection, diagnosis, and prompt treatment to contain and prevent the spread of the disease. The cases presented in this study show all the characteristics of a sexually transmitted disease.

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2023-08-29

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Arze WNC, Silva IA da, Andrade HB, Goulart AGAF, Goulart Filho R de A, Morais JS de S, Passos CVL, Passos PVL, Uzeda MCPG de, Bittar CTM, Cirne-Santos CC, Paixão ICN de P, Passos MRL. Mpox transmitted through sexual intercourse: three case reports. DST [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 29 [cited 2024 Mar. 3];35. Available from: https://bjstd.org/revista/article/view/1381

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