Mpox Presenting as Proctitis in Men Who Have Sex with Men

Michal Yakubovsky*, David Shasha, Shelley Reich, Luba Tau, Nadav Friedel, Ora Halutz, Michal Dekel, Suzy Meijer, Ronen Ben-Ami, Yael Paran

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In our cohort of 70 patients of men who have sex with men (MSM) with mpox, more than one-third presented with proctitis. In two-thirds of proctitis patients, there was no typical rash upon presentation, and in one-fifth, there was no rash at all, making the diagnosis a challenge. A rectal swab for mpox polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can be diagnostic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-530
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2023


  • mpox
  • proctitis
  • rectal swab
  • sexually transmitted infection


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