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Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in health clinic attendees complaining of vaginal discharge in Bangladesh

Rahman, Saifur; Garland, Suzanne; Currie, Marian J; Tabrizi, Sepehr; Rahman, M; Nessa, K; Bowden, Francis

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The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in a sample of health clinic attendees complaining of vaginal discharge. A subsample of 399 vaginal and cervical swabs was randomly selected from 2579 samples collected during a study to determine the causes of vaginal discharge in women attending primary health-care clinics in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Cervical samples were tested for M. genitalium by polymerase chain reaction. In addition, the samples were tested for...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRahman, Saifur
dc.contributor.authorGarland, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Marian J
dc.contributor.authorTabrizi, Sepehr
dc.contributor.authorRahman, M
dc.contributor.authorNessa, K
dc.contributor.authorBowden, Francis
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:54:07Z
dc.identifier.issn0956-4624
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/28034
dc.description.abstractThe objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in a sample of health clinic attendees complaining of vaginal discharge. A subsample of 399 vaginal and cervical swabs was randomly selected from 2579 samples collected during a study to determine the causes of vaginal discharge in women attending primary health-care clinics in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Cervical samples were tested for M. genitalium by polymerase chain reaction. In addition, the samples were tested for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, bacterial vaginosis and candida. M. genitalium was detected in three samples (0.8%; 95% confidence interval: 0.00-1.6). The prevalence of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae T. vaginalis, bacterial vaginosis and candida was 1.3, 3.8, 8, 23.25 and 32.5%, respectively. Two women with M. genitalium were co-infected with T. vaginalis or candida. This is the first study to document the existence of M. genitalium in Bangladesh. Although the prevalence of this infection is low in the population tested, further research into this pathogen in other Bangladeshi populations is justified.
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Medicine Press Ltd
dc.sourceInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
dc.subjectKeywords: adult; article; Candida; Chlamydia trachomatis; female; female genital tract infection; health center; human; major clinical study; Mycoplasma genitalium; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; polymerase chain reaction; priority journal; Trichomonas vaginalis; vagina di Mycoplasma genitalium; RTIs; STIs; Vaginal discharge
dc.titlePrevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in health clinic attendees complaining of vaginal discharge in Bangladesh
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume19
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor111706 - Epidemiology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4468094xPUB55
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationRahman, Saifur, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGarland, Suzanne, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationCurrie, Marian J, Canberra Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationTabrizi, Sepehr, Royal Women's Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationRahman, M, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research,
local.contributor.affiliationNessa, K, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research,
local.contributor.affiliationBowden, Francis, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage772
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage774
local.identifier.doi10.1258/ijsa.2008.008164
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:09:02Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-55849121165
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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