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Ureaplasma infection is an infection by two species in the genus Ureaplasma, Infections caused Ureaplasma urealyticum are more common than infections caused by Ureaplasma parvum. Ureaplama infection is not a sexually transmitted infection. Ureaplasma is found naturally in the vagina.
This infection can also be transmitted vertically from an infected mother to her child before or after birth.[medical citation needed] Ureaplasma spp are not part of the healthy, female vaginal microbiota. Infection with this bacterium is one cause of bacterial vaginosis and pelvic inflammatory disease. It is a significant cause of non-gonococcal urethritis.
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