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The frequency of Mycoplasma genitalium infection in women with cervicitis in Kermanshah


avatar Alisha Akya 1 , * , avatar Sayed Mansur Aletaha‎ 2

1 Department of Nosocomial Infections Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

2 Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical ‎Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

How to Cite: Akya A, Aletaha‎ S M . The frequency of Mycoplasma genitalium infection in women with cervicitis in Kermanshah. J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2014;3(1):e82089.


Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 3 (1); e82089
Published Online: May 18, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 16, 2013
Accepted: April 12, 2014


Introduction: M. genitalium is a member of genital Mycoplasmas which is an important factor for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in men and women. M. genitalium often causes urethritis, cervicitis, vaginitis and acute endometritis. This study aimed to determine the frequency of M. genitalium infection in women with cervicitis.
Methods: In this descriptive- analytic study, 223 women with cervicitis were sampled using cervical swab. Then the bacterial DNA was extracted and PCR was carried out using specific primers for the detection of M. genitalium MgPa operon gene.
Results: Of the 223 women who had cervicitis, 11 individuals (4.9%) showed M. genitalium infection and the maximum rate was for the age group 35-26 year old. Of women who had the history of abortions 2 (4.5 %) cases were infected with M. genitalium and in women with the history of infertility no infection was found. Vaginal discharge was found in 178 women and this group had the lowest infection rate. However, the highest infection rate was found in women with dysuria. Couples who used condom showed the least infection rate.
Conclusion: A considerable proportion of women with cervicitis had M. genitalium infection, although in compare to some countries, it is a low rate. The infection was more common in the age groups with sexual activity which indicates the necessary of education and counseling to prevent or reduce the rate of infection.


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