Mycoplasma genitalium in medical practice

silent as Chlamydia, but with greater potential for aggressiveness

Authors

  • Newton Sergio de Carvalho Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)
  • Gabrielle Palú Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

Abstract

Mycoplasmas belong to the Mollicutes classification. The first species was discovered in 1898 by Nocaard & Roux in a case of pneumonia. In this classification four species have a higher impact on a bovine pneumonia case. The Ureaplasma genus focusing on the Urealiticum and Parvum species may be related with problems during pregnancy or even with perinatal impact(1), whereas the Mycoplasmas genus represented by the hominis and the genitalium species are more related to disturbances in the genitals, but can also have an impact on pregnancy(1). Among these, Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) stands out regarding its pathogenicity, especially the growing resistance to antibiotics as shown in recent studies(2,3). [...]

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Author Biographies

Newton Sergio de Carvalho, Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

Gabrielle Palú, Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

Obstetrics and Gynecology Infection Sector at Hospital das Clínicas da UFPR.

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Published

2017-03-05

How to Cite

Carvalho, N. S. de, & Palú, G. (2017). Mycoplasma genitalium in medical practice: silent as Chlamydia, but with greater potential for aggressiveness. Brazilian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 29(3), 77–78. Retrieved from https://bjstd.org/revista/article/view/804

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Editorial