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Please help! what is that ureaplasma urealyticum?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: GU Bacteria

Ureaplasma is a common bacteria found in the genitourinary system. Sometimes it causes infections and sometimes it doesn't and we don't know why.
Not all tests will diagnose it and sometimes it's unfairly blamed for certain diseases. It should only be treated with antibiotics if it's causing a serious issue that isn't being caused by some other bug.

In brief: GU Bacteria

Ureaplasma is a common bacteria found in the genitourinary system. Sometimes it causes infections and sometimes it doesn't and we don't know why.
Not all tests will diagnose it and sometimes it's unfairly blamed for certain diseases. It should only be treated with antibiotics if it's causing a serious issue that isn't being caused by some other bug.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: STD organism

Ureaplasma urealyticum .
Colonizes the human genital tract and produce infection. Ureaplasma is small, gram-negative unicellular organism lacking cell wall. In females chronic uti, infertility, kidney infection. If not treated transferred to sexual parter. In male orchitis, prostatitis, and urethritis.Can be transferred across placenta, chorioamnionitis, cause premature infant with lung disease.

In brief: STD organism

Ureaplasma urealyticum .
Colonizes the human genital tract and produce infection. Ureaplasma is small, gram-negative unicellular organism lacking cell wall. In females chronic uti, infertility, kidney infection. If not treated transferred to sexual parter. In male orchitis, prostatitis, and urethritis.Can be transferred across placenta, chorioamnionitis, cause premature infant with lung disease.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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