A Silent Epidemic: The Prevalence, Incidence and Persistence of Mycoplasma genitalium Among Young, Asymptomatic High-Risk Women in the United States.

@article{Sea2018ASE,
  title={A Silent Epidemic: The Prevalence, Incidence and Persistence of Mycoplasma genitalium Among Young, Asymptomatic High-Risk Women in the United States.},
  author={Arlene C Se{\~n}a and Jeannette Y Lee and Jane R. Schwebke and Susan S. Philip and Harold C. Wiesenfeld and Anne Rompalo and Robert L. Cook and Marcia M. Hobbs},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2018},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={
          73-79
        }
}
Background Mycoplasma genitalium can result in pelvic inflammatory disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes. We analyzed data collected from a prospective study of asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis (BV) to determine the natural history of M. genitalium. Methods Women aged 15-25 years, with asymptomatic BV and ≥2 risk factors for sexually transmitted infection were recruited from 10 sites throughout the United States. Vaginal swab samples were collected at enrollment and through home-based… CONTINUE READING
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