A study was dedicated to the detection of mycoplasma infection Ureaplasma spp. and Mycoplasma hominis by two methods of laboratory diagnosis.
Materials and methods
The clinical material from 107 women and 170 men was examined by cultural method and by polymerase chain reaction.
The frequency of Ureaplasma spp. detection was significantly higher than Mycoplasma hominis and was 29.6 % in the study by PCR, 27.8 % by cultural method. Detection of Mycoplasma hominis was 9.4 % by PCR and culture method of 3.6 %. The frequency of M. hominis and Ureaplasma spp. detection is not the same for men and women. The incidence of Ureaplasma spp. was significantly higher in women than in men, in the frequency of M. hominis detection significant differences by gender is not revealed.
By comparing results of the two laboratory diagnosis methods upon detection of Ureaplasma spp. and M. hominis a high percentage of match results - 97.5 % and 93.5 % respectively, was detected.
Keywords: mycoplasma infection, M. hominis, Ureaplasma spp., culture diagnostics, PCR.