Mycoplasma is a genus of bacteria that lack a cell wall. Without a cell wall, they are unaffected by many common antibiotics such as penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics that target cell wall synthesis. They can be parasitic or saprotrophic. Several species are pathogenic in humans, including M. pneumoniae, which is an important cause of atypical pneumonia and other respiratory disorders, and M. genitalium, which is believed to be involved in pelvic inflammatory diseases.
A mycoplasma infection is contamination with the organism called mycoplasma pneumoniae, and these are tiny organisms that are neither bacteria nor viruses. They have been thought both over time, but now they are considered are in a class of their own. When people have a mycoplasma infection, this condition normally will mostly affect the respiratory tract, though it begins very much like a common cold. It some times infect the male urinary track and female cervix, and causes inflammation in the genital system, such as prostatitis and PID.
Male mycoplasma infection is characterized by urinary tract infection. The symptoms in urinary tract infection are burning urinate, urgent urinate, frequent urinate, dysuria, chaude-pisse, mild redness and swelling of meatus urinarius, thin and less urethral discharge, serous or purulent, force is needed to squeeze the urethra to secrete, small amount of mucous secretion or crust are found around the meatus urinarius in the early morning.The male urethritis which is caused by mycoplasma infection will bring about such prostate diseases as prostatitis, orchitis, epididymitis, seminal vesiculitis and seminal duct obstruction. And these diseases will cause male infertility. Men with prostate diseases suffer from abdominal pain, perineal pain, testicular pain, backache, sexual dysfunction. According to the test of prostatic fluid, there are overmuch white blood cells, and the culture result of mycoplasma is positive.
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