Ureaplasma urealyticum

Categorization
Cell Wall Absent Shape: Pleomorphic
Transmission
  • U. urealyticum is probably transmitted sexually as colonization rates increase substantially after onset of sexual activity. However, it should be noted that the organism is part of the urogenital flora of many women and some men and in most cases does not cause any clinical consequences.
Clinical Consequences
  • When clinical consequences do arise they are characterized by a UTI with attendant dysuria, frequency, and urgency. Along with C. trachomatis, U. urealyticum is thought to be a cause of Non-gonnococcal Urethritis (NGU) although it is implicated far less that chlamydial infection.
Treatment
  • Doxycycline or Erythromycin