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Chapter 16 - Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Chancroid, Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis)

from Section 2 - Infections in Pregnancy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 October 2019

Adel Elkady
Affiliation:
Police Force Hospital, Cairo
Prabha Sinha
Affiliation:
Oman Medical College, Oman
Soad Ali Zaki Hassan
Affiliation:
Alexandria University
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Summary

Seven mycoplasmal strains have been isolated from the genital tract, of which Mycoplasma hominis and Mycoplasma genitalium are the commonest.

M. genitalium has an unknown incubation period, but symptoms commonly develop within one to three weeks.

There is an estimated 2–2.5-fold increase in the risk of urethritis, cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and preterm delivery for women infected with M. genitalium.

It can be found in the vagina, cervix and endometrium, and usually the infections are asymptomatic. Most studies have the organism in 10–30 per cent of women with clinical cervicitis.

M. genitalium infection is a sexually transmitted infection.

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Infections in Pregnancy
An Evidence-Based Approach
, pp. 92 - 99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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