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Anorectal and penile lesion swabs best for monkeypox diagnosis

Liz Scherer   |   Clinical Summary   |   26 October 2022
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Takeaway

  • Monkeypox virus (MPXV) might be transmitted by anal sex, even in male patients presenting without proctitis (rectal pain or discomfort).

Why this matters

  • Take both anorectal and penile lesion swabs in suspected MPXV, even if rectal symptoms are absent.

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