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Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium infection and antibiotic resistance in Navarra (North Spain)
  1. Marta Adelantado Lacasa,
  2. Xabier Beristain
  1. Department of Clinical Microbiology, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Marta Adelantado Lacasa, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona 31008, Spain; adelantadomarta{at}

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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 …

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