Male leukorrhea has been the leading cause of urinary tract infections in India, accounting for more than 50% of all infections, according to the latest data released by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The latest data from the National Center for Disease control (NCDCC) on leucovirus infections shows that males accounted for nearly 90% of infections in 2017-18, according an NCDC statement.
In comparison, females accounted for about 22% of leucrovirus infections, it added.
While the numbers of males and females infected by leucospira are similar, there is a noticeable difference in the symptoms of the disease, as they tend to be more severe in males, according the NCDC.
Male leucopharyngeal cancer, the most common cause of leukovirus, is caused by a different variant of the bacterium, which has a greater effect on the immune system.
The disease is spread through contaminated water and food and is highly contagious.
The NCDCC data shows that men accounted for 58% of cases, while females accounted just 18%.
The most common treatment for leucosporiasis is a combination of antibiotics, but the majority of cases occur when there is no treatment available.