Because Mycoplasma fermentans has been identified in the renal tissues of AIDS patients with HIVAN at autopsy (8) and in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells, throat swabs, and urine samples from HIV-infected patients (9), we designed a case-control study to compare the prevalence of Mycoplasma infection in HIV-infected patients with and without HIVAN.
Detection and isolation of Mycoplasma fermentans from urine of human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected patients.
Mycoplasma fermentans (incognitus strain) infection in the kidneys of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and associated nephropathy.
Evidence for disseminated Mycoplasma fermentans
in New Jersey residents with antecedent tick attachment and subsequent musculoskeletal symptoms (abstract).
3) suggested that contamination of this vaccine with Mycoplasma fermentans could have been responsible for human illness specifically associated with Persian Gulf syndrome.
Tully for supplying the culture of Mycoplasma fermentans strain incognitus and John Kondig and Julie Gillen for technical assistance.
Now they have found that a bacteria called Mycoplasma fermentans
, commonly found in the throat, may be to blame.
The second trial focuses on Mycoplasma fermentans
, a hypothesized infectious cause of the variety of symptoms being experienced by Gulf War veterans.
Unlike Urnovitz, the Nicolsons blame not a virus but a bacterium, specifically mycoplasma fermentans
Cultured cells infected with both Mycoplasma fermentans
and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) -- the virus causing AIDS -- die more readily than cells infected with HIV alone, according to a team of federal researchers headed by Shyh-Ching Lo of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.
36) When these infected brains are examined at autopsy, the Mycoplasma fermentans can be found in brain tissue.
We were aided in this examination by data that we collected on families of Gulf War veterans where there was a documented, deployment-associated Mycoplasma fermentans infection and a high incidence of autism in their children after the infected veteran returned to the home.