Ureaplasma is a urinary tract infection that is transmitted through sexual contact, blood transfusions, or saliva. This type of infection can cause urethritis, infertility, and abortions or affect the fetus in the case of pregnant women.
There are seven species of Ureaplasma, but only two cause infection in humans, Ureaplasma Urealyticum (U. Urealyticum) and Ureaplasma Parvum (U. Parvum), 70% of which are found in the urinary tract of men and women.
Ureaplasma is primarily transmitted through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. It can also be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn during childbirth. Practice safe sex and seek prenatal care to reduce the risk of transmission.
Ureaplasma infection can be prevented in the following ways:
Generally, Ureaplasma infection has no symptoms and people are unaware that they are suffering from this infection. If symptoms appear they can be:
We recommend getting tested before starting treatment and confirming that you have a Ureaplasma infection.
It is treated with antibiotics such as: -Moxifloxacin
Upon completion of treatment, another test should be performed 2-3 weeks later to confirm that the infection has disappeared.
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