Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2020, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (5): 387-390.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20190199

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European, Australian and British guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium infections: explanation and comparison

Cheng Yuxin, Li Sai, Su Xiaohong   

  1. Department of Sexually Transmitted Disease, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing 210042, China
  • Received:2019-01-07 Revised:2019-06-20 Online:2020-05-15 Published:2020-04-30
  • Contact: Su Xiaohong
  • Supported by:
    Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province of China (BK20170163)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Mycoplasma genitalium can cause non-gonococcal urethritis, cervicitis, and even epididymitis, pelvic inflammatory diseases, preterm birth and other complications. Due to increased prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium infections and emergence of resistance to a variety of commonly used antibiotics in recent years, European experts, Australian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA) and British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) issued guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium infections in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively. These guidelines provide opinions on clinical manifestations and diagnosis of Mycoplasma genitalium infections, treatment and follow-up of patients and partners, which have an important role in guiding the management of Mycoplasma genitalium infections in China.

Key words: Mycoplasma genitalium, Mycoplasma infections, Diagnosis, Treatment, Guidelines, Guideline elaboration