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Mycoplasma genitalium, an agent of reemerging sexually transmitted infections.
APMIS 2017; 125(10):916-920A

Abstract

M. genitalium is a reemerging microorganism, responsible for sexually transmissible infections (STIs), with prevalence which varies depending on the country and population group studied. We report here M. genitalium prevalence among the specimens received for STI diagnosis in our routine microbiological laboratory in the university hospital in Marseille, France. We tested 4 624 samples from 3 793 patients using qPCR for M. genitalium, C. trachomatis, N. gonorrheae, T. pallidum. Of these samples, 528 (13.6%) patients were tested positive for at least one pathogen and 126 (3.3%) were positive for M. genitalium. M. genitalium is the second most prevalent micro-organism detected in women after C. trachomatis (10.4%) and the third most prevalent in men after C. trachomatis (5.1%) and N. gonorrhoeae (4.4%). We observed no significant differences between the prevalence of M. genitalium in vaginal, urethral and urine specimens (p = 0.9). Prevalence of M. genitalium is significantly higher in patients aged between 10-30 years (4.1%) compared to those aged between 30 and 50 years (2.7%) (p = 0.02, RR = 1.54 [1.06-2.24]) and patients over 50 years of age (1.1%) (p = 0.003, RR= 3.98 [1.47-10.8]). M. genitalium is a common agent of STI, therefore we suggest that this micro-organism should be systematically tested during chronic, recurrent, or antibiotic resistant genital infections and in populations at high-risk of STIs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INSERM, AP-HM, URMITE, IHU Méditerranée-Infection, Marseille, France.Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INSERM, AP-HM, URMITE, IHU Méditerranée-Infection, Marseille, France.Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INSERM, AP-HM, URMITE, IHU Méditerranée-Infection, Marseille, France.Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INSERM, AP-HM, URMITE, IHU Méditerranée-Infection, Marseille, France.Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INSERM, AP-HM, URMITE, IHU Méditerranée-Infection, Marseille, France.Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INSERM, AP-HM, URMITE, IHU Méditerranée-Infection, Marseille, France.Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INSERM, AP-HM, URMITE, IHU Méditerranée-Infection, Marseille, France.Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INSERM, AP-HM, URMITE, IHU Méditerranée-Infection, Marseille, France.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28762558

Citation

Edouard, Sophie, et al. "Mycoplasma Genitalium, an Agent of Reemerging Sexually Transmitted Infections." APMIS : Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, Et Immunologica Scandinavica, vol. 125, no. 10, 2017, pp. 916-920.
Edouard S, Tissot-Dupont H, Dubourg G, et al. Mycoplasma genitalium, an agent of reemerging sexually transmitted infections. APMIS. 2017;125(10):916-920.
Edouard, S., Tissot-Dupont, H., Dubourg, G., Bernard, A., Fournier, P. E., Ravaux, I., ... Raoult, D. (2017). Mycoplasma genitalium, an agent of reemerging sexually transmitted infections. APMIS : Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, Et Immunologica Scandinavica, 125(10), pp. 916-920. doi:10.1111/apm.12731.
Edouard S, et al. Mycoplasma Genitalium, an Agent of Reemerging Sexually Transmitted Infections. APMIS. 2017;125(10):916-920. PubMed PMID: 28762558.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Mycoplasma genitalium, an agent of reemerging sexually transmitted infections. AU - Edouard,Sophie, AU - Tissot-Dupont,Hervé, AU - Dubourg,Grégory, AU - Bernard,Annick, AU - Fournier,Pierre-Edouard, AU - Ravaux,Isabelle, AU - Stein,Andreas, AU - Raoult,Didier, Y1 - 2017/08/01/ PY - 2016/11/07/received PY - 2017/05/10/accepted PY - 2017/8/2/pubmed PY - 2017/9/26/medline PY - 2017/8/2/entrez KW - Mycoplasma genitalium KW - qPCR KW - sexually transmitted infection SP - 916 EP - 920 JF - APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica JO - APMIS VL - 125 IS - 10 N2 - M. genitalium is a reemerging microorganism, responsible for sexually transmissible infections (STIs), with prevalence which varies depending on the country and population group studied. We report here M. genitalium prevalence among the specimens received for STI diagnosis in our routine microbiological laboratory in the university hospital in Marseille, France. We tested 4 624 samples from 3 793 patients using qPCR for M. genitalium, C. trachomatis, N. gonorrheae, T. pallidum. Of these samples, 528 (13.6%) patients were tested positive for at least one pathogen and 126 (3.3%) were positive for M. genitalium. M. genitalium is the second most prevalent micro-organism detected in women after C. trachomatis (10.4%) and the third most prevalent in men after C. trachomatis (5.1%) and N. gonorrhoeae (4.4%). We observed no significant differences between the prevalence of M. genitalium in vaginal, urethral and urine specimens (p = 0.9). Prevalence of M. genitalium is significantly higher in patients aged between 10-30 years (4.1%) compared to those aged between 30 and 50 years (2.7%) (p = 0.02, RR = 1.54 [1.06-2.24]) and patients over 50 years of age (1.1%) (p = 0.003, RR= 3.98 [1.47-10.8]). M. genitalium is a common agent of STI, therefore we suggest that this micro-organism should be systematically tested during chronic, recurrent, or antibiotic resistant genital infections and in populations at high-risk of STIs. SN - 1600-0463 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28762558/Mycoplasma_genitalium_an_agent_of_reemerging_sexually_transmitted_infections_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/apm.12731 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -