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Volume 28—2022

Volume 28, Number 8—August 2022

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Weighing Potential Benefits and Harms of Mycoplasma genitalium Testing and Treatment Approaches [PDF - 673 KB - 11 pages]
L. E. Manhart et al.

Since Mycoplasma genitalium was identified 40 years ago, much of the epidemiology has been described, diagnostic tests have been developed and approved, and recommended treatment approaches have been identified. However, the natural history remains incompletely understood, and antimicrobial resistance has rapidly increased. This review summarizes evidence published since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines. Data on sequelae remain insufficient, macrolide resistance is common, and fluoroquinolone resistance is increasing. Potential benefits of testing and treatment include resolving symptoms, interrupting transmission, and preventing sequelae. Potential harms include cost, patient anxiety, and increasing antimicrobial resistance.

EID Manhart LE, Geisler WM, Bradshaw CS, Jensen JS, Martin DH. Weighing Potential Benefits and Harms of Mycoplasma genitalium Testing and Treatment Approaches. Emerg Infect Dis. 2022;28(8):1-11. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2808.220094
AMA Manhart LE, Geisler WM, Bradshaw CS, et al. Weighing Potential Benefits and Harms of Mycoplasma genitalium Testing and Treatment Approaches. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2022;28(8):1-11. doi:10.3201/eid2808.220094.
APA Manhart, L. E., Geisler, W. M., Bradshaw, C. S., Jensen, J. S., & Martin, D. H. (2022). Weighing Potential Benefits and Harms of Mycoplasma genitalium Testing and Treatment Approaches. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 28(8), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2808.220094.

 

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