PMID: 44609Oct 1, 1979

Pathogenicity of ureaplasmas for animals and man

Zentralblatt Für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten Und Hygiene. Erste Abteilung Originale. Reihe A: Medizinische Mikrobiologie Und Parasitologie
D Taylor-Robinson

Abstract

Since their original isolation from the genital tract of man, ureaplasmas, previously termed T-strain mycoplasmas, have been isolated from a variety of animal species. Under experimental conditions they have been shown to cause mastitis in cattle, goats and mice, and observations made on naturally-occurring bovine pneumonia, as well as the results of experimental inoculation, suggest that ureaplasmas are responsible for a portion of bovine cuffing pneumonia. Ureaplasmas have been isolated from the genital tract of a wide variety of animals and have the potential for causing disease in this anatomical area, as the results of experimental intra-urethral inoculation of goats, for example, indicate. However, there are no data, as yet, to incriminate ureaplasmas as a cause of naturally-occurring genital tract disease nor as a cause of infertility, the latter being an area in which the results of studies are often conflicting and difficult to interpret. In man, the rôle of ureaplasmas in genito-urinary disease has been a bone of contention for many years. Experimentally, ureaplasmas produce bladder calculi in rats but so far there is no evidence that they do so in man. Further, there are no convincing data to support the notion that ...Continue Reading

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