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[Mycoplasma genitalium--aetiological agent of sexually transmitted infection].
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2007 Sep 06; 127(17):2233-5.TN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Non-gonococcal urethritis/cervicitis (NGU) is now the most common sexually transmitted infection that is possible to treat. Mycoplasma genitalium is a microorganism about to be established as an aetiological agent of NGU and upper genital infection.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

The article is based on literature identified through a Pubmed search.

RESULTS AND INTERPRETATION

There seems to be sufficient evidence to conclude that Mycoplasma genitalium causes sexually transmitted infection. The microbe is associated with non-gonococcal urethritis in both men and women and cervicitis in women. It may also be the cause of upper genital infection in women. M. genitalium seems to cause more severe urethritis and more often lead to symptomatic urethritis/cervicitis than non-chlamydia-non-gonococcal urethritis/cervicitis that is not associated with M. genitalium. For testing, a cervical/vaginal swab should be used for women and first void urine should be collected for both sexes. Nucleic acid amplification tests are used. Azithromycin is more effective against M. genitalium than doxycycline and erythromycin. Moxifloxacin is effective in cases of azithromycin resistance.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Olafiaklinikken, Legevaktsetaten, Oslo kommune, Grensen 5-7, 0159 Oslo. elisejernberg@hotmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Review

Language

nor

PubMed ID

17828317

Citation

Jernberg, Elise J N., and Harald Moi. "[Mycoplasma Genitalium--aetiological Agent of Sexually Transmitted Infection]." Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, vol. 127, no. 17, 2007, pp. 2233-5.
Jernberg EJ, Moi H. [Mycoplasma genitalium--aetiological agent of sexually transmitted infection]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2007;127(17):2233-5.
Jernberg, E. J., & Moi, H. (2007). [Mycoplasma genitalium--aetiological agent of sexually transmitted infection]. Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, 127(17), 2233-5.
Jernberg EJ, Moi H. [Mycoplasma Genitalium--aetiological Agent of Sexually Transmitted Infection]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2007 Sep 6;127(17):2233-5. PubMed PMID: 17828317.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Mycoplasma genitalium--aetiological agent of sexually transmitted infection]. AU - Jernberg,Elise J N, AU - Moi,Harald, PY - 2007/9/11/pubmed PY - 2007/10/18/medline PY - 2007/9/11/entrez SP - 2233 EP - 5 JF - Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke JO - Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen VL - 127 IS - 17 N2 - BACKGROUND: Non-gonococcal urethritis/cervicitis (NGU) is now the most common sexually transmitted infection that is possible to treat. Mycoplasma genitalium is a microorganism about to be established as an aetiological agent of NGU and upper genital infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The article is based on literature identified through a Pubmed search. RESULTS AND INTERPRETATION: There seems to be sufficient evidence to conclude that Mycoplasma genitalium causes sexually transmitted infection. The microbe is associated with non-gonococcal urethritis in both men and women and cervicitis in women. It may also be the cause of upper genital infection in women. M. genitalium seems to cause more severe urethritis and more often lead to symptomatic urethritis/cervicitis than non-chlamydia-non-gonococcal urethritis/cervicitis that is not associated with M. genitalium. For testing, a cervical/vaginal swab should be used for women and first void urine should be collected for both sexes. Nucleic acid amplification tests are used. Azithromycin is more effective against M. genitalium than doxycycline and erythromycin. Moxifloxacin is effective in cases of azithromycin resistance. SN - 0807-7096 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17828317/[Mycoplasma_genitalium__aetiological_agent_of_sexually_transmitted_infection]_ L2 - http://tidsskriftet.no/article/1577102 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -