Table 4.

Relationship between M. genitalium and disease compared with M. hominis and Ureaplasma spp. a

ConditionM. genitaliumM. hominisUreaplasma spp.
ACACAC
NGU
    Acute++++++++++++++
    Chronic++++++
Balanoposthitis+++++
Chronic prostatitis++
Epididymitis+++++++++
Reiter's disease/ SARA+++++++
BV++++++++++±
Cervicitis++++++
Infertility++++++
Ectopic pregnancy+?++
PID++++++++++++
Postpartum feverNE++++++++
PTB++++++++++
Neonatal conjunctivitisNE
Neonatal respiratory diseaseNE+?+++++
  • a Shown are the chances of the indicated mycoplasma being associated with (A) or causing (C) the conditions shown in the left-hand column. ++++, overwhelming; +++, good; ++, moderate; +, small; −, nil; NE, not examined; ?, not certain.