Strain of Mycoplasma Associated with Human Reproductive Failure

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Science  29 Sep 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3796, pp. 1573-1574
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3796.1573


A strain of mycoplasma not previously described has been isolated from the chorion, decidua, and amnion of a patient who sustained a spontaneous abortion during the middle trimester. The fetal membranes exhibited an inflammatory reaction, but no evidence of other infectious agents, bacterial or viral, was noted. The T strain identified is not a classical mycoplasma; it differs in growth and nutritional requirements from the T strains previously characterized.