Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2008 Oct;51(10):1142-1147.

The incidence of genital Mycoplasmas infection in premenopausal women with gynecologic symptoms

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. les740822@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
This study was to evaluate the incidence of genital Mycoplasmas Infection in Korean premenopausal women with gynecologic symptoms
METHODS
Between January 2006 and December 2006, vaginal specimens from 90 premenopausal patients with gynecologic symptoms were obtained for analysis of genital Mycoplasmas infection using multiplex PCR.
RESULTS
The incidence of M. hominis, U. urealyticum, and M. genitalicum infection was 44.4%, 18.9% and 2.2% respectively. From patients with non-foul odored vaginal discharge, M. hominis, and, U. urealyticum were detected in 37.8% and 17.8% respectively. From patients with bacterial vaginosis who had foul odored vaginal discharge, M. hominis, U. urealyticum, and M. genitalicum were detected in 71.4%, 14.3% and 4.8% respectively. From patients with PID or FHC syndrome, M. hominis, U. urealyticum, and M. genitalicum were detected in 43.8%, 37.5% and 6.3% respectively.
CONCLUSION
The incidence of Mycoplasmas infection from vaginal specimens of Korean premenopausal women with gynecologic symptoms was about 66%. Especially, 56% of patients with non-foul odored vaginal discharge, 90% with bacterial vaginosis, and 88% with PID or FHC syndrome showed Mycoplasmas infection, so we suggest the consideration of Mycoplasmas infection as cause of gynecologic symptoms.

Keyword

Genital infection; Mycoplasmas
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