T mycoplasma in human reproductive failure

C. D. Graber, P. Creticos, J. Valicenti, H. O. Williamson

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In a study of 50 women of child-bearing age, half of whom had infertility problems, it was demonstrated that the infertile group more commonly yielded Ureaplasma urealyticum on culture (84% versus 60%), had more than twice the recoveries from the endocervical canal than fertile women had (80% versus 36%), and grew a much higher log number of T mycoplasma from this locus. No particular serotype predominated as an isolate from infertile women in this study, although antisera to serotype 3 inhibited growth of most of the T mycoplasma recovered. Strains insensitive to erythromycin were recoverable from more than half of the fertile women. Of 143 patients without fertility problems there was no significant difference in Urea-plasma isolation between women who used an intra-uterine device (IUD) and those who did not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-561
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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