alexa Fatal outcome of a disseminated dual infection with drug-resistant Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma parvum originating from a septic arthritis in an immunocompromised patient.


Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Author(s): MacKenzie CR, Nischik N, Kram R, Krauspe R, Jger M,

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Abstract Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma parvum are rare causes of severe and fatal infections. The diagnosis of infection with mycoplasma is dependent on clinical suspicion and microbiological diagnosis, and often relies on molecular methods that do not readily detect antibiotic resistance. This may be of increasing importance as illustrated in the case below. Copyright © 2010 International Society for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Int J Infect Dis and referenced in Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

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