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November 29, 1976

Mycoplasmemia in Adult Male Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Infectious Disease Services, Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital and Bellevue Hospital (Dr Simberkoff), and the Department of Microbiology, Bellevue Hospital Medical Center (Ms Toharsky), New York.

JAMA. 1976;236(22):2522-2524. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270230044029

Mycoplasma hominis mycoplasmemia was associated with obstruction, manipulation, or surgery of the genitourinary tract in five adult men. A fourfold increase in specific antibody titer against M hominis was demonstrated in serial convalescent serum obtained from one patient. Two patients became afebrile after treatment with tetracycline; a third recovered without therapy for a Mycoplasma infection. The two remaining patients died of their underlying diseases.

(JAMA 236:2522-2524, 1976)