MPHL is often regarded as a relatively minor medical condition, but it may result in anxiety and depression in some men because it impacts self-image (1).
Most treatment modalities for MPHL are not FDA-approved and overall are not significantly effective.
Design: A phase 2 before-and-after trial was carried out on 17 patients with MPHL for 6 months at the Pharmaceutical, Cosmeceutical, and Hygienic Evaluation Lab (Derma Lab) of the Center for Research & Training in Skin Diseases & Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) in Tehran, Iran.
These clinics submitted 18,032 culture specimens to the Minnesota Public Health Laboratory (MPHL) in 1994.
gonorrhoeae isolate identified at the MPHL; in 1994, a total of 433 isolates were tested.