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Mycoplasma hominis peritonitis after oocyte donation
  1. Pablo Mendoza Cediel1,
  2. David Garcia Teruel2,
  3. Esther Viedma Moreno3 and
  4. Maria Teresa Perez Pomata4
  1. 1 Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital General de Segovia, Segovia, Spain
  2. 2 Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario de Mostoles, Mostoles, Spain
  3. 3 Servicio de Microbiología, Instituto de Investigación, Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
  4. 4 Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital Universitario de Mostoles, Mostoles, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Maria Teresa Perez Pomata; mppomata{at}


We report the case of a young, immunocompetent, non-pregnant woman diagnosed with acute abdomen 3 weeks after an ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval (TVOR). Peritoneal fluid, obtained during exploratory laparoscopy, yielded Mycoplasma hominis as the sole pathogen. The patient’s symptoms and signs improved after 24-hour treatment with intravenous clindamycin, ampicillin and gentamycin. Complete resolution was achieved with oral doxycycline for 14 days.

  • Drugs: infectious diseases
  • Reproductive medicine

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  • Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content—MTPP and PMC. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript—MTPP, PMC, DGT and EVM.

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