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  • Mycoplasma hominis infection


    The exact role of Mycoplasma hominis (and to a lesser extent Ureaplasma) in regards to a number of conditions related to pregnant women and their (unborn) offspring is controversial. This is mainly because many healthy adults have genitourinary colonization with Mycoplasma, published studies on pathogenicity have important design limitations and the organisms are very difficult to detect. The likelihood of colonization with M. hominis appears directly linked to the number of lifetime sexual partners Neonatal colonization does occur, but only through normal vaginal delivery. Caesarean section appears protective against colonization and is much less common. Neonatal colonization is transient.

  • Ureaplasma urealyticum


    Ureaplasma urealyticum is a bacterium belonging to the genus Ureaplasma and the family Mycoplasmataceae in the order Mycoplasmatales. This family consists of the genera Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. Its type strain is T960.

  • Ureaplasma urealyticum infection


    Ureaplasma urealyticum is a species in the genus Ureaplasma that can cause infection. Though most bacteria possess a cell wall, U urealyticum does not. It is found in about 70% of sexually active humans. It can be found in cultures in cases of pelvic inflammatory disease and is transmitted through sexual activity or from mother to infant during birth. It is not a commensal of the healthy uterine or amniotic microbiome. Infection with U. realyticum can contribute neonatal infection and negative birth outcomes.

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