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Search for the presence of six Mycoplasma species in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of subjects seropositive and seronegative for human immunodeficiency virus.

By R Kovacic, V Launay, P Tuppin, A Lafeuillade, V Feuillie, L Montagnier and O Grau


The prevalence of Mycoplasma fermentans, Mycoplasma pirum, Mycoplasma genitalium, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma hominis, and Mycoplasma penetrans was investigated by using specific PCR assays with peripheral blood mononuclear cells from subjects infected or not infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Only M. fermentans was detected in 5.8% of 154 HIV-seropositive and 11.1% of 90 HIV-seronegative subjects

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1996
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:229121
Provided by: PubMed Central
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