Infection of a traumatic pelvic hematoma with mycoplasma hominis

Donald S. Burke, Sarabelle Madoff Madoff

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Fever developed in a previously healthy young man who had sustained extensive pelvic trauma. Mycoplasma hominis was isolated in pure culture from six of seven specimens taken from a retroperitoneal hematoma over a one-week period, and mycoplasmacidal antibodies were present in high titer in the convalescent-phase serum. The fever abated after thorough surgical drainage of the infected hematoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalSexually transmitted diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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