The prevalence of ureaplasma urealyticum, mycoplasma hominis, chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae infections, and the rubella status of patients undergoing an initial infertility evaluation

Anthony N. Imudia, Laura Detti, Elizabeth E. Puscheck, Frank D. Yelian, Michael P. Diamond

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine the prevalence of positive test for Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU), Mycoplasma hominis (MH), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections, and their corresponding Rubella status when undergoing workup for infertility. Methods: Retrospective chart review to determine infection status for UU, MH, CT, and NG as determined by cervical swab, as well as the serum Rubella antibody titer. Results: A total of 46 patients of the patients reviewed were positive for UU (20.1%), three patients were positive for MH (1.3%), five patients were positive for CT (2.2%) and one patient was positive for NG (0.4%). Rubella immunity was confirmed in 90.3% of patients. Conclusion: Approximately one quarter of women presenting to an infertility clinic seeking to conceive were found to have a positive test for UU, MH, CT or NG infection. Additionally, almost 10% of the patients were Rubella non-immune at the time of presentation for infertility evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrheae
  • Infertility evaluation
  • Mycoplasma
  • Rubella status
  • Ureaplasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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