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Mycoplasma genitalium is increasingly recognised as a significant sexually transmitted pathogen. Increasing rates of antibiotic resistance pose a major concern. In August 2015–October 2018, we used reverse transcription PCR to detect M. genitalium in patients with suspected STIs (urethral, endocervical/vaginal, rectal swabs and urines) and with suspicion of urinary tract infection, leukocyturia and negative urine culture. Susceptibility to antibiotics was tested by sequencing 23S rRNA, parC and gyrA genes.
M. genitalium was detected in 191 samples from 173 patients with a mean …
Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti
Collaborators Alberto Gil-Setas, Ana Navascués, Maria Eugenia Portillo, Aitziber Aguinaga, Carmen Ezpeleta.
Contributors Study concept and design: Xabier Beristain, Alberto Gil-Setas, Ana Navascués, Marta Adelantado Lacasa.
Acquisition of the data: Xabier Beristain, Marta Adelantado Lacasa, Alberto Gil-Setas, Ana Navascués.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: Marta Adelantado Lacasa, Ana Navascués, Xabier Beristain, Alberto Gil-Setas.
Drafting of the manuscript: Marta Adelantado Lacasa.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Maria Eugenia Portillo, Aitziber Aguinaga, Carmen Ezpeleta.
Competing interests None declared.
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Ethics approval Not required.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.