The Significance of T Strain Mycoplasmas in Venereal Disease.
Final rept. Jun 68-Jun 70,
PETER BENT BRIGHAM HOSPITAL BOSTON MASS SURGICAL BACTERIOLOGY LAB
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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