Eaton agent pneumonia


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Eaton agent pneumonia

Eaton agent pneumonia

Lung inflammation (pneumonitis) caused by the organism Mycoplasma pneumoniae , a very small bacterium once thought to be a virus. Also known as primary atypical pneumonia. Outbreaks occur in institutions, mostly in children and young adults. The condition responds to tetracycline. (Monroe Davis Eaton, American bacteriologist, b. 1904).

Eaton,

Monroe D., U.S. microbiologist, 1904-1958.
Eaton agent - a species causing primary atypical pneumonia. Synonym(s): Eaton virus; Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Eaton agent pneumonia - an acute systemic disease with involvement of the lungs, caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Synonym(s): primary atypical pneumonia
Eaton virus - Synonym(s): Eaton agent