Genital mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas in cervicovaginal self-collected samples of reproductive-age women: prevalence and risk factors.

@article{Silva2018GenitalMA,
  title={Genital mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas in cervicovaginal self-collected samples of reproductive-age women: prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={Jani Silva and F{\'a}tima Cerqueira and Ana Lu{\'i}sa Teixeira and Maria Clara Bicho and Rui Campainha and Jose C.F. Amorim and Rui Medeiros},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2018},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={
          999-1006
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to characterise the prevalence and risk factors associated with genital mycoplasmas ( Mycoplasma hominis [MH], M. genitalium [MG]) and ureaplasmas ( Ureaplasma urealyticum [UU], U. parvum [UP]) in Portuguese women of reproductive age. The cross-sectional study included 612 cervicovaginal self-collected samples from women aged 15-44 years, tested for MH, MG, UU, UP by polymerase chain reaction. Y chromosome (Yc) DNA was detected as a biomarker of recent unprotected… CONTINUE READING

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