Prevalence of two species of genital mycoplasmas among infertile women attended to infertility clinic in Thi-Qar


  • Enaas Saleh Al-Kayat Department of obstetrics and gynecology/ college of medicine/Thi-Qar University


The aim of this study was to find the incidence of urogenital mycoplasma such as Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum among women attending infertility clinic. The total number of (n = 300) endocervical swab samples taken from women attended to Maternity Hospital outpatient clinic in Thi-Qar. One hundred fifty swabs was taken from women has a period of infertility of at least one year and both partners had ready the basic infertility investigations (group I). One hundred fifty swabs were taken from fertile women who attended the family planning clinic Thi-Qar  (group II). It was found that the incidence of Ureaplasma urealyticum was significantly higher in the infertile (22%) than in the fertile group (4.7 %) (Z = 5.6, P < 0.01). The incidence of Mycoplasma hominis was not significantly different between the infertile (26.6 %) and the fertile (21.3 %) groups had been studied (Z = 1.71, P < 0.05). During the period of the present study, the infertile women with positive culture for Ureaplasma urealyticum (33 women) and their husbands were treated with doxycycline ±azithromycin oral capsules that successfully eradicated the Ureaplsma urealyticum from the endocervix of the infertile women. The pregnancy rate after eradication of Ureaplasma urealyticum was (28.5 %) in couples with unexplained infertility which was higher than in couples with explained infertility (6.6 %).


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