Accession Number:

AD0680297

Title:

THE PREVALENCE AND IMPORTANCE OF PPLO AND L FORMS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Sep 1963-31 Aug 1968

Corporate Author:

PETER BENT BRIGHAM HOSPITAL BOSTON MA SURGICAL BACTERIOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Mycoplasmas appear to be carried by normal healthy adults. M. salivarium and M. pharyngis are species commonly carried. M. hominis and M. pneumoniae have beeen found only in individuals with respiratory tract infections. Genitourinary tract infection can be caused by mycoplasmas in male patients it is expressed as nongonococcal urethritis, in female patients as infertility and reproductive wastage. No association can be found between the species of mycoplasmas carried in the nasopharynx of patients with asthma, malignancy, rheumatoid arthritis. Mycoplasmas can form viable aerosols of droplet nuclei with a particle size having a significant potential in airborne infection.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE