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MOTIVATION The concentration of pathogen DNA in biological samples is often very low. Therefore, the sensitivity of diagnostic tests is always a critical factor. RESULTS We have developed a novel computational method that identifies species-specific repeats from microbial organisms and automatically designs species-specific PCR primers for these repeats.(More)
Several studies have suggested the association of disturbed genital tract microbiota with infertility. Our aim was to clarify the influence of sexual intercourse on partner's genital tract microbiota in infertile couples. Seventeen couples were studied, and in 5 men inflammatory prostatitis (IP) was diagnosed. Semen samples were collected during(More)
Women visiting Estonian STD clinics were subjected to PCR assay for human papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia trachomatis and Ureaplasma urealyticum biovar 2. The overall prevalence of coinfection was 8%. The chlamydial infection was found to be associated with HPV, especially with high-risk HPV (OR=2.5, p<0.005) and most significantly in women over 41 y of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Resistance in the sexually transmitted bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium to all recommended therapeutic antimicrobials have rapidly emerged. However, to date, internationally reported resistance surveillance data for M. genitalium strains circulating in Eastern Europe are entirely lacking. The aim of this study was to estimate the(More)
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