Mycoplasma hominis was recovered from the blood of a woman 24 hours post partum and at the time a febrile illness was in progress. The patient exhibited a significant antibody response to the specific Mycoplasma strain recovered from the blood as well as to other M hominis strains. Additional observations on the role of M hominis and other species of Mycoplasma might play in spontaneous abortions, fetal abnormalities, and postpartum complications are now needed.
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