Ureaplasma. By their size, ureaplasmas are one of the smallest representatives of the bacterial flora found in humans, and by the type of their vital activity they are classified as intracellular parasites.

Ureaplasmas are the smallest bacteria that live on the mucous membranes of the genital organs and urinary tract of a person. At the very beginning, ureaplasmas were classified as mycoplasmas, but were identified as a separate class of bacteria because of their ability to break down urea.

The reasons

Ureaplasmosis – is caused by microorganisms that are close in size to large viruses and have neither DNA nor a cell membrane. They are occasionally considered as a kind of transitional step from viruses to single-celled ones.

Transmission of the infection occurs, as a rule, sexually, but there may also be intrauterine infection from a sick mother, and in addition, microbes can enter the baby’s genital tract during childbirth and remain there all their lives, for the time being in a dormant state.


Ureaplasmosis can develop in both acute and chronic forms. As with many other infections, the disease does not have symptoms typical of this pathogen. Clinical manifestations of ureaplasmosis depend on the infected organ. At the same time, the pathogen is often determined by modern methods in completely healthy women who do not present any complaints, and not often in combination with other infections.


Diagnosis is based on laboratory tests


Treatment of ureaplasma includes complex procedures depending on the location of the inflammatory process. In general, antibacterial agents are used that are aimed at destroying the infection; immunomodulators that activate the body’s defenses; drugs that reduce the risk of side effects when taking antibiotics. A specific treatment regimen for ureaplasma can only be determined by a specialist who has all the information about the patient (examination, history, tests).

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