Journal article

Mycoplasma genitalium: a review

GM Daley, DB Russell, SN Tabrizi, J McBride

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Mycoplasma genitalium (M. genitalium)was first isolated from the urethral swabs of two symptomatic men with urethritis in 1980. Published prevalence rates vary greatly between populations studied. A number of urogenital conditions have been ascribed toM. genitalium, which is recognised to cause a sexually transmitted infection. The association of M. genitalium with non-specific urethritis is now well established, but the evidence supporting its role in both male and female infertility remains inconclusive. Laboratory methods are challenging and there is a lack of test standardisation. The recommended treatment of the infection is azithromycin as a single 1 gm dose. However, in recent years m..

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