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Mycoplasma hominis brain abscess following uterus curettage: a case report.


ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Mycoplasma hominis is mostly known for causing urogenital infections. However, it has rarely been described as an agent of brain abscess. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of M. hominis brain abscess in a 41-year-old Caucasian woman following uterus curettage. The diagnosis was obtained by 16S rDNA amplification, cloning and sequencing from the abscess pus, and confirmed by a specifically designed real-time polymerase chain reaction assay. CONCLUSIONS: Findings from our patient's case suggest that M. hominis should be considered as a potential agent of brain abscess, especially following uterine manipulation.

SUBMITTER: Al Masalma M 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC3142230 | BioStudies | 2011-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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