Mycoplasma pneumoniae


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Mycoplasma

 [mi´ko-plaz″mah]
a genus of highly pleomorphic, gram-negative, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria that lack cell walls, including the pleuropneumonia-like organisms and other species.
Mycoplasma ho´minis a species found associated with nongonococcal urethritis and mild pharyngitis.
Mycoplasma pneumo´niae a cause of primary atypical pneumonia; called also Eaton agent.

My·co·plas·ma pneu·mo·ni·ae

a bacterial species causing otitis and upper and lower respiratory tract disease including primary atypical pneumonia in human beings.
Synonym(s): Eaton agent

Mycoplasma pneumoniae

A slow-growing pathogen which measures 0.25 µm in diameter, lacks cell wall precursors (N-acetyl glucosamine and N-acetylmuramic acid), divides by binary fusion and fragmentation, and has CO2 and NH3 as end products of ureaplasma enzymatic hydrolysis.

My·co·plas·ma pneu·mo·ni·ae

(mī'kō-plaz'mă nū-mō'nē-ē)
A bacterial species causing primary atypical pneumonia in human beings.
Synonym(s): Eaton agent.
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Macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae in adolescents with community-acquired pneumonia.
In vitro activity of lefamulin against macrolide-susceptible (Msmp) and macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Mrmp) from the United States, Europe, and China.
90 blood samples collected were subjected to ELISA to detect IgM antibody (EUROIMMUN) for Chlamydia pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae was performed according to manufacturer's instructions.
The improvement of visual acuity, and reduction of changes following initial causal antibiotic therapy combined with anti-inflammatory doses of corticosteroids confirmed our suspicion that Mycoplasma pneumoniae was the causative agent in this case of MSC.
Investigation of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in pediatric population from 12,025 cases with respiratory infection.
Human Surfactant Protein D (SP-D) binds Mycoplasma pneumoniae by high affinity interactions with lipids.
Novel aspects on the pathogenesis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia and therapeutic implications," Frontiers in Microbiology, vol.
During the last five years, several studies highlight the importance of studying in mollicutes nucleases, highlighting mycoplasma species of medical importance, such as, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma genitalium and Mycoplasma fermentans (51-57).
Adult Still's disease associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an atypical bacterial organism that can be treated with fluoroquinolones, tetracyclines, or macrolides.
In our study similar to previous studies the most commonly detected bacteria in both culture and PCR were Streptococcus pneumoniae Haemophilus influenzae Moraxella catarrhalis Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a member of the family Mycoplasmataceae and order Mycoplasmatales [1], the smallest self-replicating prokaryotes in both cellular dimensions and genome size [2-4].