Volume 28, Issue 11 (Monthly_feb 2018)                   Studies in Medical Sciences 2018, 28(11): 715-723 | Back to browse issues page

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Urmia University of Medical Sciences
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Background & Aims: Sexually transmitted diseases are the most prevalent causes of sexually transmitted infections. One of these infections is Mycoplasma hominis. The aim of this study was determine serological frequency of Mycoplasma hominis and its effective factors in patients with high risk sexual behaviors in Urmia behavioral diseases clinic in 2016-2017.
Materials & Methods: In this case-control study, 140 patients referred to the Urmia Cognitive-Disease Center were entered into the study using available sampling method. 140 people were also examined as control group. For each sample, a completed questionnaire and 5cc blood samples were taken to determine the serum level of anti-mycoplasma hominis antibodies. Experiments were performed using immunofluorescence method. For data analysis, descriptive statistics and Chi-square was utilized. Additionally, the SPSS 18 was employed for data analysis. The significance level was less than 0.05
Results: In the present study, 117 male and 23 female patients with average age of 36.5 years (age range of 17-56 years) were included in the study. There was a significant correlation between level of education and anti-mycoplasma hominis antibodies (P = 0.001), but among other demographic characteristics as well as the history of high-risk and hazardous behaviors and presence of anti-mycoplasma hominis antibodies significant difference not founded, Beside there was no significant correlation between demographic characteristics and anti-mycoplasma hominis antibodies in the control group (P <0.05).
 Conclusion: Due to role of Mycoplasma in the incidence of genital tract infections and its complications, it is recommended that the patients with high risk sexual behavior be screened for behavioral disease.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: میکروبیولوژی

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