Pathogenesis and Significance of Urogenital Mycoplasmal Infections

  • G. H. Cassell
  • J. K. Davis
  • K. B. Waites
  • P. T. Rudd
  • D. Talkington
  • D. Crouse
  • S. A. Horowitz
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 224)


Of the seven species of mycoplasmas isolated from the urogenital tract of humans, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis are the ones found most commonly and are the only two known to cause disease (1–3). Mycoplasma genitalium is a newly identified species first isolated from males with urethritis (4–6). Serological studies of females with pelvic inflammatory disease (7) and experimental inoculation of primates (8–10) suggest that this organism may also be pathogenic for humans, although its prevalence is unknown.


Amniotic Fluid Septic Arthritis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Chronic Prostatitis Isolation Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. H. Cassell
    • 1
  • J. K. Davis
    • 2
  • K. B. Waites
    • 1
    • 3
  • P. T. Rudd
    • 1
  • D. Talkington
    • 1
  • D. Crouse
    • 4
  • S. A. Horowitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Alabama Schools of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Comparative MedicineUniversity of Alabama Schools of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pathology and Spain Rehabilitation CenterUniversity of Alabama Schools of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  4. 4.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Alabama Schools of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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