[Mycoplasma genitalium should be suspected in unspecific urethritis and cervicitis. A study from Vasterbotten confirms the high prevalence of the bacteria]
2005 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 102, no 47, 3538-3541 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The microbe Mycoplasma genitalium has in several studies been proposed as an individual cause of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, and has been associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and salpingitis. The prevalence of M genitalium has generally been 50-90% of the prevalence of C trachomatis, and this seems to be the case in Sweden as well. This is the first study of the pathogenesis and prevalence of M genitalium in northern Sweden. In total 823 samples, 340 from women and 483 from men, were screened for M genitalium by using a PCR method. Thirtythree (4.0%) patients, 13 (3.8%) women and 20 (4.1%) men, were infected by M genitalium. In the same group 60 (7.3%) patients, 16 (4.7%) women and 44 (9.1%) men, were infected by Chlamydia trachomatis. None of the 22 patients that were tested after treatment with azitromycin was still infected.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 102, no 47, 3538-3541 p.
Mycoplasma genitalium, Mykoplasmainfektioner, Urinrörsinflammation, Livmoderhalsinflammation
Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-20706PubMedID: 16408391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-20706DiVA: diva2:209375