Does Ureaplasma urealyticum cause respiratory disease in newborns?

Academic Article


  • Recent studies conducted at three different institutions indicate that there is a significant association between Ureaplasma urealyticum colonization of the respiratory tract within 24 to 72 hours after birth and development of chronic lung disease in very low birth weight infants. One of the striking features of the CLD studies is the association with disease only in low birth weight infants and the fact that many of the infections were acquired in utero. There is a strong association between chorioamnionitis caused by any agent and congenital pneumonia, prematurity and perinatal morbidity and mortality.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Cassell GH; Crouse DT; Waites KB; Rudd PT; Davis JK
  • Start Page

  • 535
  • End Page

  • 541
  • Volume

  • 7
  • Issue

  • 8