Genital Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma have been implicated in pelvic inflammatory disease, puerperal infections, septic abortions, low birth weight, nongonococcal urethritis and prostatitis as well as spontaneous abortion and infertility. An unequivocal diagnosis of infection with these organisms can be made only after properly obtained specimens have been evaluated with the use of selective cultures. PIP: The fastidious growth requirements of mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas necessitated development of special growth media for them. The 1st mycoplasma was isolated from humans in , and in a previously unknown mycoplasma was isolated from men with nonspecific urethritis. This organism, Ureaplasma urealyticum, is found most frequently in the genitourinary tract, followed by Mycoplasma hominus. Mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas have been implicated in pelvic inflammatory disease, puerperal infection, septic abortion, low birth weight, nongonococcal urethritis, and prostatisis, as well as spontaneous abortion and infertility, but there are no clinical symptoms pathognomonic of these infections.
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BV is a polymicrobial clinical syndrome resulting from replacement of the normal hydrogen peroxide producing Lactobacillus sp. Some women experience transient vaginal microbial changes, whereas others experience them for longer intervals of time. Among women presenting for care, BV is the most prevalent cause of vaginal discharge or malodor; however, in a nationally representative survey, most women with BV were asymptomatic BV is associated with having multiple male or female partners, a new sex partner, douching, lack of condom use, and lack of vaginal lactobacilli; women who have never been sexually active are rarely affected The cause of the microbial alteration that precipitates BV is not fully understood, and whether BV results from acquisition of a single sexually transmitted pathogen is not known. BV also increases the risk for HIV transmission to male sex partners Although BV-associated bacteria can be found in the male genitalia, treatment of male sex partners has not been beneficial in preventing the recurrence of BV
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Language: English German. Mycoplasma species relevant to the urogenital tract include mycoplasma hominis, mycoplasma genitalia and ureaplasma urealyticum. Their occurrence in the context of urogynaecological disease has been demonstrated in urethritis, cystitis and upper renal tract infections. All the above-mentioned microorganisms can occur as commensals or as potential pathogens.
Ureaplasma is a group of tiny bacteria that inhabit the respiratory and urogenital urinary and reproductive tract. They are some of the smallest free-living organisms in the world. Ureaplasma is often a part of the human microbiome, which consists of trillions of tiny cells that live in and on the human body. These tiny organisms help you digest food, fight infections, and maintain reproductive health. Sometimes typically harmless bacteria overgrow and inflame healthy tissues.