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Prevalence of genital Mycoplasmas among patients with discharge in Gesira Province

Fatma Attalla
MA Ahmed


This study was carried out during the period August ,1995 to July, 1996 in Wad Medani Teaching hospital department of dermatology and Venereology to assess the prevalence of genital mycoplasma among patients with urethral or vaginal discharge. The risk factors involved in the infection and the association of mycoplasma with other sexually transmitted infections. Eighty adult patients 40 males and 40 females with urethral or vaginal discharge were included in the study. Mycoplasma infection was confirmed in 19 patients (16 females and 3 males) giving a % of 24. The highest prevalence was amongst female prostitutes (42%) followed by monogamous females (39%) with the least prevalence amongst males (8%). Mycoplasma was found to be more prevalent amongst young adults (20- 24 years of age), married, nonemployed and non educated. The main complaint was whitish mucoid urethral or vaginal discharge without other significant symptoms or signs. Amongst patients with Mycoplasma infection, gonorrhoea was detected in 3 patients, syphilis in 3 and trichomonas vaginalis in one patient. No association with yeast infection or HIV was detected

Sud J Dermatol Vol.3(1) 2005: 22-29

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