Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum . Found as a normal flora in the lower genital tract. . Mycoplasma hominis causes genital infection and post-partum
sepsis. . Ureaplasma urealyticum causes non-gonococcal urethritis. . Treatment is the same as M. pneumoniae.
2.9. GENUS: CHLAMYDIA
Characteristics: . Obligate intracellular gram-negative bacteria. . Reproduce by binary fission. . Posses both DNA and RNA. . Have cell wall and ribosomes. . Sensitive to anti-microbial agents. . Have enzyme systems and make their own proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and vitamins.
Three species of medical importance
NB: Chlamydia tachomatis is the main species of clinical importance in developing countries.