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  • parvum
  • Ms. Marissa Valentine-King, a doctoral candidate in One Health in the department of environmental and global health at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, has identified a rare mutation in Ureaplasma parvum , a pathogen associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs). (aspph.org)
  • Among the samples from women with a UTI, Ms. Valentine-King identified a mutation in U . parvum that is resistant to levofloxacin, an antibiotic prescribed to treat Ureaplasma infections. (aspph.org)
  • cause
  • The cause of male infertility has been multi-dimensional, in which the role of genitourinary tract infections has been the focus in contemporary medicine. (biomedcentral.com)
  • typically
  • Resistance in this organism is especially problematic as drugs typically used to treat UTIs, such as penicillin and Bactrim are useless against Ureaplasma due to its unique structure and properties," Ms. Valentine-King said. (aspph.org)
  • women
  • It is believed to be the first report of this specific genetic mutation in Ureaplasma in the U.S. It is also the first study to evaluate antibiotic resistance in Ureaplasma isolates from college-aged women with first-time UTIs. (aspph.org)