European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 152, Issue 11, pp 931–932 | Cite as

Ureaplasma urealyticum and chronic lung disease

  • A. R. Smyth
  • N. J. Shaw
  • B. C. Pratt
  • A. M. Weindling


Neonatal lower respiratory tract colonisation with mycoplasma organisms was examined for an association with chronic lung disease.Ureaplasma urealyticum colonised 9/70 (13%) infants less than 1500 g. Seven (78%) colonised and 33 (54%) non-colonised infants developed chronic lung disease. Logistic regression analyses revealed early gestation, but not mycoplasma colonisation, was independently associated with chronic lung disease.

Key words

Ureaplasma urealyticum Chronic lung disease 


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© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Smyth
    • 1
  • N. J. Shaw
    • 1
  • B. C. Pratt
    • 2
  • A. M. Weindling
    • 1
  1. 1.Liverpool Maternity HospitalLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Department of Medical MicrobiologyRoyal Liverpool HospitalLiverpoolUK

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