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What problems can I have from infection of ureaplasma urealyticum and ureaplasma parvum?

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During pregnancy, these bacteria in your cervix or vagina can lead to infections in both the mother and the baby. Problems in newborn babies can include:

  • Low birth weight
  • Pneumonia
  • Bacteria in the blood, called septicemia

SOURCES:

CDC: "2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines: Emerging Issues," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Antibiotic Treatment & Resistance," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Causes & Transmission," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Signs and Symptoms," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Treatment & Complications."

Columbia University: "Ureaplasma urealyticum."

Constantino, G. , 2009. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Couldwell, D. L. , May 2015. Infection and Drug Resistance

Georgiev, Vassil St. , 1997. Infectious Diseases in Immunocompromised Hosts

Long, S.S. , 2012. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: "Mycoplasma Genitalium."

National Health Service: "'New' sexually transmitted infection 'MG' may be widespread."

Nicolson, G. L. , 2010. British Journal of Medical Practitioners

Patarca-Montero, R. , 2004. Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise

Public Health Agency of Canada: "Mycoplasma Hominis," "Ureaplasma Urealyticum."

University of South Carolina School of Medicine: "Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma."

UpToDate: "Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum infections."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines: Emerging Issues," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Antibiotic Treatment & Resistance," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Causes & Transmission," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Signs and Symptoms," "Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: Treatment & Complications."

Columbia University: "Ureaplasma urealyticum."

Constantino, G. , 2009. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Couldwell, D. L. , May 2015. Infection and Drug Resistance

Georgiev, Vassil St. , 1997. Infectious Diseases in Immunocompromised Hosts

Long, S.S. , 2012. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: "Mycoplasma Genitalium."

National Health Service: "'New' sexually transmitted infection 'MG' may be widespread."

Nicolson, G. L. , 2010. British Journal of Medical Practitioners

Patarca-Montero, R. , 2004. Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise

Public Health Agency of Canada: "Mycoplasma Hominis," "Ureaplasma Urealyticum."

University of South Carolina School of Medicine: "Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma."

UpToDate: "Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum infections."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

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