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Role of Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum in non-gonococcal urethritis in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Med J 2008; 14(2):125-9HK

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the association of Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum in symptomatic male patients presenting with non-gonococcal urethritis in a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Hong Kong.

DESIGN

Cross-sectional study.

SETTING

A sexually transmitted infection clinic, Department of Health, Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong.

PATIENTS

A cohort of consecutive new male patients attending the government sexually transmitted infection clinic.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum among symptomatic male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis and asymptomatic patients without non-gonococcal urethritis.

RESULTS

Specimens of 22 and 10 patients tested positive by polymerase chain reaction for Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma genitalium respectively, among the symptomatic non-gonococcal urethritis group (n=98). In the asymptomatic control group (n=236), corresponding patient numbers whose specimens tested positive were 47 and 5. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups, in terms of the proportion of patients infected with Mycoplasma genitalium (P=0.799) or Ureaplasma urealyticum (P=0.535).

CONCLUSIONS

In our study, demonstration of Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum by polymerase chain reaction was not associated with symptomatic non-gonococcal urethritis in male patients attending a Hong Kong government clinic for sexually transmitted infections.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Yau Ma Tei Dermatology Centre, Social Hygiene Service, Hong Kong. drjohnyu@yahoo.co.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18382019

Citation

Yu, John T H T., et al. "Role of Mycoplasma Genitalium and Ureaplasma Urealyticum in Non-gonococcal Urethritis in Hong Kong." Hong Kong Medical Journal = Xianggang Yi Xue Za Zhi, vol. 14, no. 2, 2008, pp. 125-9.
Yu JT, Tang WY, Lau KH, et al. Role of Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum in non-gonococcal urethritis in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Med J. 2008;14(2):125-9.
Yu, J. T., Tang, W. Y., Lau, K. H., Chong, L. Y., Lo, K. K., Wong, C. K., & Wong, M. Y. (2008). Role of Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum in non-gonococcal urethritis in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal = Xianggang Yi Xue Za Zhi, 14(2), pp. 125-9.
Yu JT, et al. Role of Mycoplasma Genitalium and Ureaplasma Urealyticum in Non-gonococcal Urethritis in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Med J. 2008;14(2):125-9. PubMed PMID: 18382019.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Role of Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum in non-gonococcal urethritis in Hong Kong. AU - Yu,John T H T, AU - Tang,William Y M, AU - Lau,K H, AU - Chong,L Y, AU - Lo,K K, AU - Wong,Carlos K H, AU - Wong,M Y, PY - 2008/4/3/pubmed PY - 2008/7/19/medline PY - 2008/4/3/entrez SP - 125 EP - 9 JF - Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi JO - Hong Kong Med J VL - 14 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum in symptomatic male patients presenting with non-gonococcal urethritis in a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Hong Kong. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: A sexually transmitted infection clinic, Department of Health, Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong. PATIENTS: A cohort of consecutive new male patients attending the government sexually transmitted infection clinic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum among symptomatic male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis and asymptomatic patients without non-gonococcal urethritis. RESULTS: Specimens of 22 and 10 patients tested positive by polymerase chain reaction for Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma genitalium respectively, among the symptomatic non-gonococcal urethritis group (n=98). In the asymptomatic control group (n=236), corresponding patient numbers whose specimens tested positive were 47 and 5. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups, in terms of the proportion of patients infected with Mycoplasma genitalium (P=0.799) or Ureaplasma urealyticum (P=0.535). CONCLUSIONS: In our study, demonstration of Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum by polymerase chain reaction was not associated with symptomatic non-gonococcal urethritis in male patients attending a Hong Kong government clinic for sexually transmitted infections. SN - 1024-2708 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18382019/Role_of_Mycoplasma_genitalium_and_Ureaplasma_urealyticum_in_non_gonococcal_urethritis_in_Hong_Kong_ L2 - http://www.hkmj.org/abstracts/v14n2/125.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -