Prevalence and Macrolide Resistance of Mycoplasma genitalium in South African Women

Bastien Hay, Jan Henk Dubbink, Sander Ouburg, Chloe Le Roy, Sabine Pereyre, Lisette van der Eem, Servaas A. Morre, Cecile Bebear*, Remco P. H. Peters

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Remnant specimens from 601 women obtained in a cross-sectional study from rural South Africa were tested for Mycoplasma genitalium. Overall, 10.8% of women were infected with M. genitalium either in the vagina or in the rectum. Macrolide resistance, although of low prevalence, in M. genitalium is described for the first time in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-142
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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