Mycoplasma Genitalium

Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes – we thought our high school sex ed had pretty much covered the scariest sexually transmitted infections (STIs) going around - Lauren Williamson

Mycoplasma Genitalium

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Mycoplasma Genitalium STI Resistant To Antibiotics Could Affect Fertility Warn Doctors

Just when one thought that all the possible STIs and STDs were on record, a relatively obscure STI is raising alarms all over the medical field for its growing resistance to antibiotics. Known as Mycoplasma genitalium, sometimes colloquially referred to as Mgen or just ‘Genitalium’, this sexually transmitted infection is caused by a pathogenic bacterium that thrives on ciliated epithelial cells located in the human urinary tract and genitalia.

Affecting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, with current figures thought to be at one per one-hundred adults in the U. K. alone, this sexually transmitted infection owes its spread thanks to its relative obscurity and asymptomatic…

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