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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

    Mycoplasma infection in India has been reported for 35 per cent patients with community acquired pneumonia in both children as well as in adults. From the Indian sub -continent, one study in adult GBS patients has shown 50% of patients to be positive for antibodies against M. pneumoniae, as compared to 25% of household controls and 15% of hospital controls when tested by the gelatin particle agglutination (GPA) test. Other previous studies in adult GBS patients have also reflected a high frequency of antecedent M.pneumoniae infection in GBS patients from India. 

  • 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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