Ureaplasma urealyticum


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U·re·a·plas·ma u·re·a·ly'·ti·cum

a species that has been isolated from the respiratory tract and central nervous system of newborns. It causes infections of the genitourinary tract, particularly urethritis; thought to be sexually transmitted and transmitted from mother to infant. The laboratory diagnosis is simplified through the use of urea-containng agar, permitting detection of the tiny colonies.
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Ureaplasma urealyticum

T strain mycoplasma Microbiology A species of small gram-negative bacteria of the family Mycoplasmataceae that lack a cell wall and catabolize urea–to ammonia; U urealyticum resides in the genital tract and nasopharynx, is sexually transmitted, and causes nongonococcal urethritis, urethroprostatitis, epididymitis in ♂; UTIs, fetal wastage, chorioamnionitis, and ↑ infertility in ♀, URIs; CNS infections in neonates Management Tetracycline–eg, doxycycline; if resistant, erythromycin. See Mycoplasma hominis. Cf Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
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Ureaplasma urealyticum

(ū-rē″ă-plăs′mă)
A mycoplasma that is usually sexually transmitted. It may cause inflammation of the reproductive or urinary tracts in males and females. It has been implicated in a wide variety of infections in babies with low birth weight.
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-- 10 -- Ureaplasma urealyticum 3 -- 3 Ureaplasma parvum 8 -- 21 ([dagger][dagger]) Ureaplasma urealyticum + 13 4 1 Ureaplasma parvum Total 24 4 25 M-/PCR- Total Cohen's kappa Gardnerella vaginalis 71 1 10 0.8 Trichomonas vaginalis 107 1 10 1 Mycoplasma hominis 101 1 10 0.7 Mycoplasma genitalium 98 -- +Mycoplasma spp.
Many studies stated that the coexistence of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis was common and the affected age group 30-50 years.
The etiologies of genital infection include Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU), Candida albicans , syphilis, Neisseria gonorrhoea (NG), group B streptococci (GBS), herpes simplex virus (HSV), and bacterial vaginosis (BV).[1],[2]
Impacto del tratamiento con antibiotico sobre la calidad seminal y los marcadores quimicos de glandulas accesorias sexuales masculinas en presencia de Mycoplasma hominis y Ureaplasma urealyticum. Rev Fac Farm 2011;53:13-21.
Ureaplasma urealyticum is not routinely tested for, although there is a body of evidence implicating this bacteria in long-term health complications, similar to other bacterial STIs.
The company's RUO portfolio is made up by test for various microbes including Neisseria Gonorrhea, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae B and others.
hominis e Ureaplasma urealyticum. Revista Brasileira de Analises Clinicas, Rio de Janeiro, v.42, n.4, p.241-244, 2010.
Chlamydia trachomatis was identified in McCoy cell culture treated by cycloheximide and genital mycoplasmas (Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis) were determined according to their biochemical properties in liquid selective medium from the swab of the cervix, urethra and prostatic exprimate.