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High prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium in female commercial sex workers in Japan.
Int J STD AIDS 2000; 11(12):790-4IJ

Abstract

Our objectives were to explore the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Mycoplasma genitalium in Japanese female commercial sex workers (CSWs), in comparison with pregnant women as controls. A high-risk group of 174 female CSWs and 90 asymptomatic pregnant women were enrolled in this study. Detection of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae, and M. genitalium on the endocervix of the women was performed mainly by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assays. The prevalence rates of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae, and M. genitalium were 19.0%, 32.8%, and 12.6%, respectively, in the CSWs, compared with 5.6%, 0%, and 1.1% respectively, in the pregnant women. These results suggest a high prevalence of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae, and M. genitalium in Japanese CSWs. We conclude that continued close monitoring of the prevalence of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae, and M. genitalium infection in CSWs is important for preventing the dissemination of these microorganisms, and that further investigation of M. genitalium as a sexually transmitted pathogen in women is needed.

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Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11138913

Citation

Tsunoe, H, et al. "High Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachomatis, Neisseria Gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma Genitalium in Female Commercial Sex Workers in Japan." International Journal of STD & AIDS, vol. 11, no. 12, 2000, pp. 790-4.
Tsunoe H, Tanaka M, Nakayama H, et al. High prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium in female commercial sex workers in Japan. Int J STD AIDS. 2000;11(12):790-4.
Tsunoe, H., Tanaka, M., Nakayama, H., Sano, M., Nakamura, G., Shin, T., ... Naito, S. (2000). High prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium in female commercial sex workers in Japan. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 11(12), pp. 790-4.
Tsunoe H, et al. High Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachomatis, Neisseria Gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma Genitalium in Female Commercial Sex Workers in Japan. Int J STD AIDS. 2000;11(12):790-4. PubMed PMID: 11138913.
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TY - JOUR T1 - High prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium in female commercial sex workers in Japan. AU - Tsunoe,H, AU - Tanaka,M, AU - Nakayama,H, AU - Sano,M, AU - Nakamura,G, AU - Shin,T, AU - Kanayama,A, AU - Kobayashi,I, AU - Mochida,O, AU - Kumazawa,J, AU - Naito,S, PY - 2001/1/4/pubmed PY - 2001/3/10/medline PY - 2001/1/4/entrez SP - 790 EP - 4 JF - International journal of STD & AIDS JO - Int J STD AIDS VL - 11 IS - 12 N2 - Our objectives were to explore the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Mycoplasma genitalium in Japanese female commercial sex workers (CSWs), in comparison with pregnant women as controls. A high-risk group of 174 female CSWs and 90 asymptomatic pregnant women were enrolled in this study. Detection of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae, and M. genitalium on the endocervix of the women was performed mainly by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assays. The prevalence rates of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae, and M. genitalium were 19.0%, 32.8%, and 12.6%, respectively, in the CSWs, compared with 5.6%, 0%, and 1.1% respectively, in the pregnant women. These results suggest a high prevalence of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae, and M. genitalium in Japanese CSWs. We conclude that continued close monitoring of the prevalence of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae, and M. genitalium infection in CSWs is important for preventing the dissemination of these microorganisms, and that further investigation of M. genitalium as a sexually transmitted pathogen in women is needed. SN - 0956-4624 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11138913/High_prevalence_of_Chlamydia_trachomatis_Neisseria_gonorrhoeae_and_Mycoplasma_genitalium_in_female_commercial_sex_workers_in_Japan_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1258/0956462001915291?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -