Doxycycline - ureaplasma exhibits high chuvstvite6lnost this semisynthetic broad spectrum antibiotic tetracycline. Therefore, doxycycline is often the drug of choice in the treatment of various types of ureaplasmosis - a very common disease urogenital organs.
Ureaplasmosis - is infectious and inflammatory urinary organs caused by ureaplasma and is transmitted primarily through sexual contact. Ureaplasmas - a minor living in the epithelial cells of the urinary tract of the human family mycoplasma bacteria. Ureaplasma are intracellular microorganisms, but they are not able to penetrate into the deeper layers of the epithelium. Ureaplasmas often part of the pathogenic microflora living on the mucous membranes of the urinary organs, which does not cause disease.
Often this microorganism coexists with other pathogens - mycoplasma, trichomonas, gonococcus, and so on. There are two types of ureaplasmas - Ureaplasma parvum
Ureaplasma parvum - intracellular parasite
and Ureaplasma urealitikum. Sometimes they occur simultaneously. This Ureaplasma parvum has a higher pathogenicity than ureaplasma urealitikum and can reduce local immunity at the expense of the destruction of immunoglobulin A (IgA is responsible for local immunity). The decrease of local immunity contributes to the penetration of pathogens other infections.
Ureaplasmas urealitikum frequently detected in swabs and scrapings from the mucous membranes of the urinary organs. If this is not the inflammatory process, such a state does not require treatment. But ureaplasma
This insidious ureaplasma - often too late
parvum usually causes the development of inflammation, which is characterized by a long course and the development of significant complications, including infertility, miscarriage
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, Intrauterine infection of the fetus, low birth weight and premature babies in women and asymptomatic urethritis, prostatitis, orchitis in men, which also lead to infertility.
Therefore, the detection of Ureaplasma parvum requires careful examination and treatment in most cases.
The treated ureaplasmosis
Ureaplasmosis unlike ureaplasmas carrier is an infectious-inflammatory process and requires treatment. The drugs of choice in the treatment of ureaplasmosis are antibiotics tetracycline, macrolides and fluoroquinolones.
Because antibiotics tetracycline for the treatment of ureaplasmosis usually applied semi-synthetic broad-spectrum drugs doxycycline. He actively inhibits livelihoods ureaplasmas suppressing protein metabolism in their cells. Doxycycline is a special feature that it easily penetrates into the cells of the epithelium of the urogenital organs affected ureaplasmas.
Doxycycline is often the drug of choice in the treatment of ureaplasmosis. In the long-infectious inflammatory process, including the internal organs of the urogenital appointment doxycycline combined with the appointment of another group of antibacterial drugs. This antibiotic does not always pick up on the results of bacteriological analyzes, as some doctors have more confidence in studies carried out in well-equipped research laboratories and develop recommendations based on them.
Side effects of doxycycline
Despite the much lower toxicity of doxycycline and its high therapeutic efficacy in comparison with the natural tetracyclines, side effects of this preparation is.
Thus, with prolonged use at high doses, it may be toxic to liver cells transient developmental dysfunction of this organ. On the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract it can be irritating, manifested in erosive lesions, acute gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcers, and so on. All this can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, digestive problems.
Quite often, as the side effects of the central nervous system in the form of headaches, dizziness, loss of coordination of movements. Therefore, while taking doxycycline is not recommended to drive a car.
This doxycycline is contraindicated
Doksitsinklin the treatment ureaplasmosis appoint a doctor controlled laboratory studies. Take this medication alone is meaningless - the infection can simply hide and inflammation will go unnoticed until then, until complications begin.
Doxycycline is contraindicated for liver diseases, hereditary diseases such as porphyria, reducing the blood levels of white blood cells (leukopenia), pregnancy, breast-
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feeding, children up to 8 years and hypersensitivity to the components of this drug.
Doxycycline is used to treat ureaplasmosis, but only on prescription.