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Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium and macrolide resistance among asymptomatic people visiting a point of care service for rapid STI screening: a cross-sectional study
  1. Miguel Fernández-Huerta1,2,
  2. María-Jesús Barberá2,3,
  3. Juliana Esperalba1,2,
  4. Candela Fernandez-Naval1,2,
  5. Marti Vall-Mayans2,3,
  6. Maider Arando2,3,
  7. Judit Serra-Pladevall1,2,
  8. Claudia Broto2,3,
  9. Francesc Zarzuela1,2,
  10. Ariadna Rando1,2,
  11. Tomas Pumarola1,2,
  12. Mateu Espasa1,2
  1. 1Microbiology Department, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  3. 3Sexually Transmitted Infections Unit, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mateu Espasa, Microbiology, Vall d′ Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona 08035, Spain; mespasa{at}tauli.cat

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  • Handling editor Catherine A Ison

  • Contributors ME led the design and conduct of the study. MF-H and CFN contributed to design the study and performed the experimental work. MF-H, AR and ME analysed the results. MF-H wrote the initial draft with ME. MJ-B, JE, CF-N, MV-M, MA, JS-P, CB, FZ, AR and TP reviewed and commented on the manuscript.

  • Funding SpeeDx Pty Ltd supplied all the reagents for molecular testing of Mycoplasma genitalium.

  • Disclaimer The conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not represent the official position of any national/international institution. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analyses, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests CFN is a researcher who has received partial salary support from SpeeDx Pty Ltd. MF-H and ME have participated in symposiums organised by SpeeDx Pty Ltd.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital Ethics Committee (209/2017).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Catherine A Ison

  • Contributors ME led the design and conduct of the study. MF-H and CFN contributed to design the study and performed the experimental work. MF-H, AR and ME analysed the results. MF-H wrote the initial draft with ME. MJ-B, JE, CF-N, MV-M, MA, JS-P, CB, FZ, AR and TP reviewed and commented on the manuscript.

  • Funding SpeeDx Pty Ltd supplied all the reagents for molecular testing of Mycoplasma genitalium.

  • Disclaimer The conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not represent the official position of any national/international institution. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analyses, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests CFN is a researcher who has received partial salary support from SpeeDx Pty Ltd. MF-H and ME have participated in symposiums organised by SpeeDx Pty Ltd.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital Ethics Committee (209/2017).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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