Mycoplasma T strains and perinatal death

Lancet. 1976 Jan 17;1(7951):108-9. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(76)93152-4.

Abstract

In 23 out of 290 perinatal deaths in Addis Ababa, mycoplasma T strains were the only organisms responsible for congenital pneumonia and death. All but 2 of the infants were stillborn, 16 dying during the last six weeks of gestation. Infections apparently occurred through intact fetal membranes.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Birth Weight
  • Culture Techniques
  • Ethiopia
  • Female
  • Fetal Death / etiology*
  • Fetal Diseases / microbiology*
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / microbiology*
  • Lung / microbiology
  • Maternal Age
  • Mycoplasma / isolation & purification*
  • Mycoplasma Infections / microbiology*
  • Placenta / microbiology
  • Pleuropneumonia, Contagious / microbiology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / microbiology*
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Third