Warning of unknown sexually transmitted disease

Warning of unknown sexually transmitted disease

Unprotected sex is a bad idea on principle. For while the number of HIV cases remains stable, significantly more cases of infections with gonorrhea (gonorrhea), syphilis and chlamydia have been counted in recent years. Cases of gonorrhea, in which the usual antibiotics no longer help, are also being increasingly registered.

This is how Mycoplasma genitalium is treated
If the pathogen is treated with azithromycin, the patient receives 500 milligrams on the first day and 250 milligrams from the second to the fifth day. If it is a resistant strain, doctors use the antibiotic moxifloxacin. The patient receives 400 milligrams for each of these for 7 to 10 days. It is important that sexual partners are informed, examined and, if necessary, treated.
Now British doctors are warning against another hitherto little-known venereal disease , It is transmitted by the bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium, which causes urethritis in men and women. The symptoms resemble those of chlamydiosis and are manifested above all by burning and pain during urination, as well as by transparent to purulent discharge from the vagina or urethra. There are also men and women who, although carriers of the bacterium, show no symptoms. Infertility threatens If left untreated, the disease can cause inflammation of the pelvis, cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes in women. In the worst case, infertility threatens. Even men can become infertile by sticking the vas deferens. If the pathogens are transmitted to the child during pregnancy, low birth weight and premature birth may be the result. A major Mycoplasma genitalium problem, according to experts at the British Society for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), is that the disease is often overlooked or mistaken for another sexually transmitted disease, such as chlamydiosis. This is a problem not least because an incorrect treatment could lead to antibiotic resistance. Resistance to the commonly used azythromycin is already a problem according to the German AIDS Aid. Pack condoms BASHH has published new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium. Among other things, experts should be made aware of a newly developed test procedure. At the same time, the population should also be sensitized. Peter Greenhouse, a member of BASHH, told the BBC: “It’s time for people to know about Mycoplasma genitalium.” And he added, “It’s another good reason to pack and use condoms for the summer holidays.” As with any sexually transmitted disease, the use of condoms is the best protection for Mycoplasma genitalium.
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