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  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

    Mycoplasma pneumonia is an infection of the lungs by the bacteria Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae). This type of pneumonia is also called atypical pneumonia because the symptoms are different from those of pneumonia due to other common bacteria.People who live or work in crowded areas such as schools and homeless shelters have a high chance of getting this condition. But many people who get sick with it have no known risk factors.

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

    "The median age of cases in Ontario identified through PHOL from December 2009 and January 2012 was 13 years, with a range of 0 to 80 years. There was a similar distribution of cases between males and females (46 females: 47 males). The majority of cases were from Toronto (24.7%), Peel Region (12.9%), York Region (12.8%) and Durham Region (11.8%) health units with the geographical distribution of cases similar during the increase in 2011. Of the 47 cases who had setting information reported, 26 (55.3%) were hospitalized.

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

    MP is a bacterial infection the first line of treatment is antibiotics. Antibiotics must differ for children to avoid any potentially dangerous side effects. Macrolides, the first choice of antibiotics for children, include:erythromycin, clarithromycin, roxithromycin, azithromycin. Antibiotics prescribed for adults include: doxycycline, tetracycline, quinolones, Corticosteroids. Not all people respond to antibiotic treatment. Treatment for those who are unresponsive to antibiotics or complications of illness include corticosteroids.

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

    Future studies, with new molecular techniques to better detect infections due to the wide range of pathogens, will broaden our understanding of the cause of pneumonia and may highlight which pathogens should be the targets for new vaccines. Despite the lack of data, mainly for the developing regions of the world, morbidity and mortality estimates and the main risk factors presented in this review could contribute to an understanding of the burden of acute lower respiratory infections.

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