8 things to know about Mycoplasma gentalium

Mycoplasma genitalium is a recently identified STI that is strongly associated with urethritis. Some epidemiological studies also suggest an association with cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Optimal treatment is still unclear. Most patients will have been pre-treated with azithromycin 1g as presumptive therapy for urethritis. This is usually effective and only those with persisting symptoms should have further treatment.

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