• Medicine
  • Published in
    Clinical infectious diseases…
    2010
  • DOI:10.1086/656739

Is Mycoplasma genitalium in women the "New Chlamydia?" A community-based prospective cohort study.

@article{Oakeshott2010IsMG,
  title={Is Mycoplasma genitalium in women the "New Chlamydia?" A community-based prospective cohort study.},
  author={Pippa Oakeshott and Adamma Aghaizu and Phillip Hay and Fiona Reid and Sally M Kerry and Helen Atherton and Ian Simms and David Taylor-Robinson and Birthe Dohn and J{\o}rgen Skov Jensen},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 10},
  pages={
          1160-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND The role of Mycoplasma genitalium in pelvic inflammatory disease is unclear. We conducted a cohort study to determine the prevalence and predictors of M. genitalium infection in female students, to explore its role in pelvic inflammatory disease and to estimate its annual incidence and persistence rate. METHODS Two thousand three hundred seventy-eight multiethnic, sexually active female students (mean age, 21 years) provided duplicate self-taken vaginal samples for a chlamydia… CONTINUE READING

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