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The spread of Mycoplasma genitalium among men who have sex with men.
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PMID:  22807547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report two instances of urethral-to-rectal transmission of Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) in men who have sex with men (MSM) couples. Such clear epidemiological correlation has to our knowledge not been published before. The urethral infections led to clinical symptoms, but the rectal infections did not. The rectum might serve as a reservoir for MG in MSM, but there is also some evidence from the literature that MG can cause proctitis. Our finding raises important questions about the role of MG as a pathogen among MSM. Any correlation with HIV transmission risk is currently unknown and needs further research.
M Edlund; A Blaxhult; G Bratt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1758-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J STD AIDS     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-6     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Venhälsan, Stockholm, Sweden.
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