Congenital and opportunistic infections: Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis.

  title={Congenital and opportunistic infections: Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis.},
  author={Ken B. Waites and Robert L. Schelonka and Li Xiao and Peta L Grigsby and Miles J. Novy},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  volume={14 4},
There is strong evidence from clinical and experimental animal studies that ureaplasmas can invade the amnionic sac and induce an inflammatory response resulting in chorioamnionitis, preterm labor and neonatal lung injury. The ability of Ureaplasma spp. and Mycoplasma hominis to cause pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis in newborns can no longer be questioned. The association of Ureaplasma spp. with bronchopulmonary dysplasia has been supported by the majority of observational studies, but… CONTINUE READING


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