Non-occurrence of Mycoplasma genitalium in clinical specimens

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1988 Feb;7(1):49-51. doi: 10.1007/BF01962172.


Five hundred and thirteen clinical specimens, mainly from patients with urogenital inflammations, were examined for Ureaplasma urealyticum and mycoplasmas, including cultures for Mycoplasma genitalium. The study yielded 95 isolates of Ureaplasma urealyticum, 37 isolates of Mycoplasma hominis and two isolates of Mycoplasma fermentans, but no growth of Mycoplasma genitalium was obtained. It was concluded that Mycoplasma genitalium is a relatively rare inhabitant of the human urogenital tract in Israel.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Genitalia, Female / microbiology*
  • Genitalia, Male / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Male
  • Mycoplasma / isolation & purification*
  • Ureaplasma / isolation & purification
  • Urinary Tract / microbiology*