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Mycoplasma genitalium co-infection with Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among asymptomatic patients: the silent wick for macrolide resistance spread
  1. Miguel Fernández-Huerta1,
  2. Mateu Espasa1,2
  1. 1 Microbiology Department, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2 Drassanes Exprés STI Program, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mateu Espasa, Microbiology Department, Vall ďHebron University Hospital, Barcelona 08035, Spain; mespasa{at}, mespasa2002{at}

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The screening strategies for Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) implemented among asymptomatic carriers to control STI transmission1 might also result in selection for antibiotic resistance in NG and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG).2 The aim of this study was to determine the MG co-infection rate among asymptomatic people positive for CT and/or NG. A total of 249 users (table 1) attending a STI …

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