MYCOPLASMA hominis is a common inhabitant of the human genitourinary and upper respiratory tracts.1,2 Its full role in the pathogenesis of disease in man is unclear. Infections associated with M hominis have been reported mainly in postpartum women1 and neonates.2 Isolation of the organism from the bloodstream following vaginal delivery or abortion is well documented1; however, its recovery from the blood of adult men has been described in only a single report.3 We present two patients from whom M hominis was isolated in blood cultures following multiple trauma. One of these also had septic arthritis.
Report of Cases
A 26-year-old man, found unconscious following a motor vehicle accident, was admitted with multiple lacerations and fracture of the left femur and fracture dislocation at C2-C3. Following initial supportive therapy he regained consciousness. The hospital course was characterized by intermittent fever spikes (temperatures of 39