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Infertility of cattle caused by mycoplasmas.
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PMID:  1270264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycoplasmas have been well established as pathogens of the bovine urogenital tract, and produce pathologic lesions resulting in infertility. Serologic examination of cattle with infertility problems with Mycoplasma bovigenitalium and Mycoplasma agalactiae subsp. bovis show a high incidence of positive reactors suggesting that mycoplasmas play an important role in bovine infertility. The similarities of pathologic lesions in the urogenital tract of cattle and women with infertility problems and the frequency of isolation of mycoplasmas from human females suggest closer examination for mycoplasmas in human infertility. Studies with bulls suggest that mycoplasmas as a cause of human male infertility should not be ignored.
M E Tourtellotte; D H Lein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health laboratory science     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0017-9035     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Lab Sci     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374650     Medline TA:  Health Lab Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cattle Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  microbiology
Infertility / etiology,  immunology,  veterinary*
Mycoplasma / immunology,  isolation & purification
Mycoplasma Infections / diagnosis,  microbiology,  veterinary*
Serologic Tests
Urogenital System / microbiology

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