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|Title||Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, and Ureaplasma urealyticum in Patients with Sterile Pyuria in Gaza - Palestine|
Objectives. To determine the occurrence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, and Ureaplasma urealyticum in patients with sterile pyuria. Design. Sterile pyuria urine samples collected during the period from February 2006 to April 2007 were tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the presence of C. trachomatis, M. hominis, M. genitalium, and U. urealyticum using specific primers for each species. Samples. Urine samples were collected from 200 patients (96 male, 104 female) aged ≥ 18 years attending the genitourinary clinic at Al-Shifa hospital,Gaza. Results. The PCR amplified DNA from 38 of the 200 urine samples (19%) from patients with sterile pyuria. C. trachomatis was detected in 20 samples (10%), U. urealyticum in 10 samples (5%), M. hominis in 6 samples (3%) and M. genitalium in 2 samples (1%). The difference in occurrence of C. trachomatis was statistically insignificant between males and females (P=0.509) but, it was significant (P=0.008) for U. urealyticum . M. hominis was detected only in samples collected from female patients. On the other hand, M. genitalium was detected only in men Conclusion. PCR testing of sterile pyuria showed a significant number of C. trachomatis, Mycoplasma , and Ureaplasma infections. Consequently PCR is recommended for the detection of those microorganisms in the urine samples of sterile pyuria patients.
|Publisher||the islamic university|
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