Document Detail

Mycoplasmas in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21091927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The genital mycoplasmas have been implicated in a number of adverse outcomes of pregnancy. Spontaneous preterm labour and preterm birth is an important contributor to perinatal mortality and morbidity. If Mycoplasma hominis plays an integral part in this problem, it is likely to contribute through its involvement with bacterial vaginosis. Ureaplasmas induce cytokines and inflammation, making a casual association compelling. The role of Mycoplasma genitalium and Mycoplasma fermentans is less clear, but M. genitalium is potentially pathogenic and should be treated if detected. There is considerable evidence for the role of M. hominis in post-partum and post-abortal sepsis, and for ureaplasmas causing chronic lung disease or death in very low birthweight infants. The role of the genital mycoplasmas in adverse outcomes of pregnancy is complicated by the presence or absence of bacterial vaginosis, and this association requires further research.
D Taylor-Robinson; R F Lamont
Related Documents :
10936437 - The remodeling of the primitive human biliary system.
19119947 - Monitoring of the repair process of surgically created lesions in equine superficial di...
10731727 - Sonographic measurements of fetal parts to predict pulmonary maturity among twins and s...
5086397 - Breeding cycle of the flea cediopsylla simplex is controlled by breeding cycle of host.
921907 - Pregnancy and the acute porphyrias.
1888787 - Does the administration of oral bicitra before elective cesarean section affect the inc...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  118     ISSN:  1471-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  BJOG     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100935741     Medline TA:  BJOG     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  164-74     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors Journal compilation © RCOG 2010 BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Imperial College London, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Grant Support
//Medical Research Council

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Alternatives to routine ultrasound for eligibility assessment prior to early termination of pregnanc...
Next Document:  Unregulated mRNA expression of major histocompatibity complex class I chain-related gene A (MICA) in...