Detecting and treating Mycoplasma genitalium

Dr Jenny Robson

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Dr Jenny Robson

Microbiologist; Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology's, department of Microbiology and Molecular Pathology

Dr Jenny Robson

Mycoplasma genitalium (M. genitalium), is thought to affect up to 400,000 Australians.

It causes urethritis in men, and in women it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, cervicitis and preterm labour. It is also a recognised cause of anorectal proctitis along with other infections including Chlamydia trachomatis (including the LGV strains), gonorrhoea, syphilis, HSV and shigellosis.

Asymptomatic infection is also common.

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