Mycoplasma Hominis

by Sean Elliott, MD

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    00:01 Now let’s turn our attention to mycoplasma hominis, the other typical human pathogen in the mycoplasma family.

    00:07 This microorganism is facultatively anaerobic and when it grows or appears it looks exactly like a fried egg appearance which you see are represented in the image in front of you.

    00:20 The two colonies encircled in green, to me, look like a sunny side up egg, that’s a fried egg appearance, very typical for the appearance of mycoplasma hominis.

    00:30 Most cases of mycoplasma hominis are sexually transmitted and affect some location in the genitourinary area.

    00:38 Pyelonephritis, a kidney infection; pelvic inflammatory disease.

    00:43 Also post abortal fever and postpartum fever, all can be associated with presence of that organism somewhere in the urogenital tract.

    00:52 So we haven't spent a lot of time on mycoplasma hominis because it is most often a relatively low virulence - lowly or slowly progressing organism.

    01:04 Far more attention is derived toward mycoplasma pneumonae as a frequent cause of atypical pneumonia and other sinopulmonary infections.

    01:12 And with that I’ll conclude all that we know about mycoplasma.

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    The lecture Mycoplasma Hominis by Sean Elliott, MD is from the course Bacteria.

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    1. Colonies with fried egg appearance
    2. Mucoid colonies
    3. Purple colonies
    4. Filamentous colonies
    5. Brittle colonies

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     Sean Elliott, MD

    Sean Elliott, MD

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