Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for the Diagnosis of Mycoplasma genitalium Infection in South African Men With and Without Symptoms of Urethritis.
From the *Department of Microbiological Pathology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria; and †Department of Medical Microbiology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
- Published Article
Sexually transmitted diseases
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
This study confirms the high prevalence of M. genitalium among men with urethritis in South Africa and demonstrates that there is a strong association with M. genitalium bacterial load and clinical urethritis. As the number of organisms increased, the severity of the symptoms increased, an indication of the role that the organism plays in disease progression.
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