Table 4.

Preliminary identification of mycoplasmas isolated from pediatric patients

Mycoplasma speciesBiochemical test resultPCR result
Glucose utiliza-tionArginine hydro-lysisUrease hydro-lysisSize (bp) of 16S-23S rRNA productHindIIIbVspIb
M. penetrans ++295
M. fermentans ++364++
M. pirum ++323++
M. genitalium +253+
M. hominis +236+
  • a Second PCR products.

  • b Digestion with restriction enzymesHindIII and VspI.