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Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for the Diagnosis of Mycoplasma genitalium Infection in South African Men With and Without Symptoms of Urethritis.

Authors
  • le Roux, Marie Cecilia1
  • Hoosen, Anwar Ahmed
  • 1 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. , (South Africa)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sexually transmitted diseases
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
44
Issue
1
Pages
17–20
Identifiers
PMID: 27898565
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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