Mycoplasma genitalium in the joints of two patients with arthritis

  title={Mycoplasma genitalium in the joints of two patients with arthritis},
  author={David Taylor-Robinson and Caslin Gilroy and Sheryl Horowitz and Jacob Horowitz},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
Mycoplasma genitalium was sought in synovial fluids from 13 patients, of whom five had Reiter's syndrome, four had rheumatoid arthritis, and one each had systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatic fever and undefined arthritis. The mycoplasma was detected by a PCR assay in the knee joint of a 25-year-old man with Reiter's syndrome, from whom urethral ureaplasmas were isolated and whose synovial fluid mononuclear cells responded to ureaplasmal antigens in a proliferation assay… CONTINUE READING
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