Mycoplasma species are the smallest free-living organisms without a cell wall, capable of self-replication.
M. hominis exists in the parasitic and saprophytic state. There is evidence, that M. hominis may be implicated in pelvic inflammatory disease, which may cause ectopic pregnancy. This bacterium prospers in the environment created by other G- bacteria implicated in bacterial vaginosis and may be a cause of preterm delivery or miscarriage. It may also be implicated in postpartum fever, because it may be a cause of endometritis. M. hominis is also suspected to be the cause of neonatal infections, including conjunctivitis, respiratory distress, fever, meningitis, abscesses and congenital pneumonia, which occurs a few hours after birth. In adults, M. hominis may be implicated in pharyngitis, septicaemia, lung, as well as joint and wound infections.
AmpliSens® Mycoplasma hominis-FRT PCR kits contain Internal Control for detection of DNA extraction efficiency, as well as for control of amplification process.