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Mycoplasma hominis in patients with pelvic inflammatory disease.
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PMID:  3312109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of Mycoplasma hominis in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) was studied among 35 patients with laparoscopically confirmed salpingitis or histopathologically confirmed plasma cell endometritis. M. hominis was isolated from the cervix of 15 patients, from the rectum of 13 patients, and from the endometrium of 5 patients. Only two of these five patients had M. hominis isolated from the endometrium in the absence of Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrheae, the major PID-causing organisms. None of the patients had M. hominis isolated from the fallopian tubes. Of the 35 patients, 7 demonstrated a significant change in enzyme immunoassay antibody levels to M. hominis, suggesting a recent infection with the organism. Six of the seven patients had M. hominis isolated from the cervix, and one had the organism isolated from the endometrium. Compared with patients not having M. hominis isolated from the cervix or endometrium, those who did more frequently had positive serum antibody findings for M. hominis and abnormal gas-liquid chromatographic findings of the vaginal fluid, indicative of bacterial vaginosis.
A Miettinen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Israel journal of medical sciences     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0021-2180     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-15     Completed Date:  1987-12-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0013105     Medline TA:  Isr J Med Sci     Country:  ISRAEL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  713-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis
Cervix Uteri / microbiology
Endometrium / microbiology
Immunoenzyme Techniques
Mycoplasma / immunology,  isolation & purification*,  pathogenicity
Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology*
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / etiology,  microbiology*
Rectum / microbiology
Vaginitis / etiology,  microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Bacterial

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