Significance of antibodies to Mycoplasma genitalium in salpingitis

Eur J Clin Microbiol. 1987 Apr;6(2):205-7. doi: 10.1007/BF02018216.


Indirect haemagglutination and indirect immunofluorescence tests of sera from 95 patients with acute salpingitis failed to confirm the report of other investigators regarding serological evidence implicating Mycoplasma genitalium in pelvic inflammatory disease. The pathological role of Mycoplasma genitalium in salpingitis, non-gonococcal urethritis, and other diseases has not been proven.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis*
  • Female
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Hemagglutination Tests
  • Humans
  • Mycoplasma / immunology*
  • Mycoplasma / pathogenicity
  • Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology*
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / etiology
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / microbiology
  • Salpingitis / etiology
  • Salpingitis / microbiology*


  • Antibodies, Bacterial