Accession Number : AD0755931

Title :   The Significance of T Strain Mycoplasmas in Venereal Disease.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 68-Jun 70,

Corporate Author : PETER BENT BRIGHAM HOSPITAL BOSTON MASS SURGICAL BACTERIOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kundsin,Ruth B.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Isolation of T strain mycoplasmas was found to be directly related to sexual activity in three groups of women. Metabolic inhibition titers followed the same pattern, the number of titers increased with sexual activity. The rate of mycoplasma isolations from the urine of asymptomatic males was lower in statistically significant levels than the rate of mycoplasma isolations from patients attending the genitoinfectious disease clinic. Nonspecific urethritis due to T strain mycoplasmas is a discrete entity which can be diagnosed in the initial office visit. Normal sexually active controls without prior history of urethritis have only an 18% incidence of positive T strain cultures, whereas patients with nonspecific urethritis range from 60%-70% positive T strain mycoplasma cultures in a urethral washout urine specimen. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VENEREAL DISEASES, *MYCOPLASMA), INFECTIOUS DISEASES, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM, FEMALES, SERODIAGNOSIS

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE