Case of the Month – September 2016 Dr Marcelle le Roux – Sefako Makgatho Health Science University
A 23-year old student was seen at the termination of pregnancy clinic and recruited to take part in a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevalence study. She was asymptomatic and on examination had a moderate vaginal discharge. Recruitment is anonymous; therefore the results were not reported to her. She did however, receive syndromic treatment for vaginal discharge. A nucleic acid amplification test was positive for Mycoplasma genitalium.
Question 1: What are Mycoplasmas?
Question 2: With which gynaecological disorders is M. genitalium significantly associated?
Question 3: How is M. genitalium diagnosed and how is it managed?
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