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Mycoplasma hominis parasitism of Trichomonas vaginalis

Rappelli, Paola and Addis, Maria Filippa and Carta, Francesco and Fiori, Pier Luigi (1998) Mycoplasma hominis parasitism of Trichomonas vaginalis. The Lancet, Vol. 352 (9136), p. 1286. eISSN 1474-547X. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(98)00041-5


Vaginal infections during pregnancy are a risk factor for intrauterine growth retardation, preterm birth, and perinatal mortality or morbidity. Studies of pregnant and non-pregnant women have shown an association between Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma hominis infections. In an African area with a high prevalence of trichomoniasis, we noticed anti- Mycoplasma antibodies in an unexpectedly high number of women with anti- Trichomonas antibodies. Because an electron-microscopy study showed Mycoplasma organisms in food vacuoles of protozoa, we investigated the cohabitation of the two micro-organisms in the vagina.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:7909
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mycoplasma hominis, Trichomonas vaginalis, vaginal infections
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/07 Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze biomediche
Deposited On:29 Aug 2012 15:19

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