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Spring 2010, Vol. 18 No. 1

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2010) 18, 16-24


Review Article

Genital infections with Mycoplasma genitalium

RCW Su 蘇志慰

Abstract
Mycoplasma genitalium has an unequivocal and significant association with Non-gonoccal urethritis (NGU), especially chlamydia negative NGU. M. genitalium is sexually transmitted with transmission rates comparable to chlamydia. Testing for M. genitalium in the western world is limited to a few centers only, due to the non-availability of standardized commercial test kit. A recent study from Hong Kong failed to show significant association between M. genitalium infection and NGU. There may be a type II error due to the low prevalence of M. genitalium detected in this study. Larger studies will be necessary to determine the prevalence of M. genitalium infection in the local population, especially for high risk groups.