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Mycoplasma genitalium infections in Cuba: surveillance of urogenital syndromes, 2014-2015



Mycoplasma genitalium infections in Cuba: surveillance of urogenital syndromes, 2014-2015



International Journal of Std and Aids 29(10): 994-998



Mycoplasma genitalium is an emerging sexually transmitted pathogen implicated in urethritis in men and several inflammatory reproductive tract syndromes in women. The prevalence of M. genitalium infections in Cuban patients with urogenital syndromes is unknown. The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence of M. genitalium infection in sexually-active Cuban men and women with urogenital syndromes as a part of aetiological surveillance of urogenital syndromes in Cuba. Samples from men and women with urogenital syndromes submitted to the Mycoplasma Reference Laboratory for mycoplasma diagnosis from 1 January 2014 to 1 June 2015 were analysed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection of M. genitalium. A total of 971 samples were received and processed. Of the patients tested, 5.7% (47/824) of women and 27.9% (41/147) of men were positive for M. genitalium. This paper presents the largest study of M. genitalium infections among Cuban patients with urogenital syndromes and is Cuba's first M. genitalium survey. We suggest that M. genitalium should be considered in the Cuban sexually transmitted infection management protocols as an important pathogen, particularly in men.

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DOI: 10.1177/0956462418767186


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