Mycoplasma genitalium: An emergent sexually transmitted disease?

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2013 Dec;27(4):779-92. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.08.003. Epub 2013 Oct 25.


This article summarizes the epidemiologic evidence linking Mycoplasma genitalium to sexually transmitted disease syndromes, including male urethritis, and female cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and adverse birth outcomes. It discusses the relationship of this bacterium to human immunodeficiency virus infection and reviews the available literature on the efficacy of standard antimicrobial therapies against M genitalium.

Keywords: Cervicitis; Mycoplasma genitalium; NGU; Pelvic inflammatory disease; STD; STI; Urethritis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / complications
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / drug therapy
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycoplasma Infections / complications
  • Mycoplasma Infections / drug therapy
  • Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology*
  • Mycoplasma genitalium*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial / complications
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial / drug therapy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial / microbiology*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents