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Research Article

Mycoplasma hominis septicaemia.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983; 286 doi: (Published 25 June 1983) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;286:2013
  1. H Friis,
  2. A Plesner,
  3. J Scheibel,
  4. T Justesen,
  5. K Lind


    Mycoplasma hominis septicaemia occurred in a patient with a malignant lymphoma of lymphoblastic type in leukaemic phase. M hominis was isolated several times from blood cultures with antibody titres against the micro-organism rising to a high level despite severe immunosuppression. M hominis was detected in the blood after subculture of the blood culture bottles despite their macroscopically normal appearance. The patient's pyrexia resolved without treatment with antibiotics effective against M hominis.