Prevalence of Ureaplasma parvum in the area of Prato, Italy

  • Tamara Brunelli | tbrunelli@usl4.toscana.it Chemical Clinical Analysis and Microbiology, Santo Stefano Hospital, Prato, Italy.
  • Antonella Conti Chemical Clinical Analysis and Microbiology, Santo Stefano Hospital, Prato, Italy.
  • Patrizia Miglietta Chemical Clinical Analysis and Microbiology, Santo Stefano Hospital, Prato, Italy.
  • Elisa Rovinati Chemical Clinical Analysis and Microbiology, Santo Stefano Hospital, Prato, Italy.
  • Daniele Ferri Chemical Clinical Analysis and Microbiology, Santo Stefano Hospital, Prato, Italy.
  • Patrizia Casprini Chemical Clinical Analysis and Microbiology, Santo Stefano Hospital, Prato, Italy.
  • Roberto Degl'Innocenti Chemical Clinical Analysis and Microbiology, Santo Stefano Hospital, Prato, Italy.

Abstract

In this study, the prevalence of Ureaplasma parvum in the area of Prato (Italy) was investigated. Samples from 1197 consecutive patients were analyzed. Our results showed that the prevalence of U. parvum was 33.6%, with a higher percentage in females than in males (40.6% vs 9%). In addition, the prevalence of U. parvum was significantly lower in older patients.

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2015-06-18
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Urogenital, ureaplasma, infection, prevalence
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Brunelli, T., Conti, A., Miglietta, P., Rovinati, E., Ferri, D., Casprini, P., & Degl’Innocenti, R. (2015). Prevalence of Ureaplasma parvum in the area of Prato, Italy. Microbiologia Medica, 30(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2015.4951