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Related factors of the recurrence of Ureaplasma urealyticum infection in genital tract

FAN Yu-ping, HU Ye, PAN Jia-ping, WANG Yu, RUAN Jing-ling, HUANG Wen-qiang, HUANG Mei-yuan, TENG Xiao-ming   

  1. Reproductive Medicine Center, Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital, Tongji University, Shanghai 200040, China
  • Online:2014-02-28 Published:2014-03-25
  • Supported by:

    Shanghai Municipal Health Bureau Foundation, 20124458


Objective To analyze relevant factors of recurrences of Ureaplasma urealyticum (Uu) infections after treatment. Methods Eighty-nine male cases of Uu infection were followed up for more than two weeks after being treated and cured by antibiotics. Questionnaire surveys were conducted among them with respect to National Institute of Health-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI), living habits such as smoking, drinking, sitting for long time, eating peppery foods, and riding bicycles, satisfactory level of sexual activities, sexual frequency, and Uu infections of sexual partners. Results All 89 cases were followed up for (1.62±0.89) months and 13 of cases recurred after being cured for more than two weeks. The recurrence rate was 14.61%. Recurrences of Uu infections after being cured were positively correlated with long time sitting, eating peppery foods, and Uu infections of sexual partners, and negatively correlated with sexual frequency. Conclusion During the treatments of Uu infections, avoiding living habits that may induce chronic prostatitis and cross infections of sexual partners are helpful for preventing recurrences after being cured.

Key words: Ureaplasma urealyticum, chronic prostatitis, recurrence