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Genitourinary infection with Ureaplasma urealyticum in women attending a sexually transmitted diseases clinic
  1. Jennifer M Hunter*,
  2. Hugh Young,
  3. A B Harris
  1. *Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
  2. Department of Bacteriology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh


    Ureaplasma urealyticum was detected in the cervix of 49·9% and in the urine of 47·7% of women attending a department of genitourinary medicine. Isolation of U urealyticum was not related to diagnosis, nor was there any association between the presence of the organism and any symptoms or signs of genital tract disease. Fewer organisms were detected in the cervix of women who had a concurrent infection with Chlamydia trachomatis than in women who had not. A pathological role for U urealyticum has not been established.

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