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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Food and Drug Administration-approved indications for moxifloxacin * Infection Microorganism Acute bacterial exacerbations Haemophilus influenzae of chronic bronchitis Haemophilus parainfluenzae Moraxella catarrhalis Klebsiella pneumoniae Streptococcus pneumoniae Staphylococcus aureus Acute bacterial sinusitis Haemophilus influenzae Moraxella catarrhalis Streptococcus pneumoniae Community-acquired pneumonia Streptococcus pneumoniae Haemophilus influenzae Mycoplasma pneumoniae Moraxella catarrhalis Chlamydia pneumoniae * Compiled from reference 8.
Infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae feels like a bout of flu but it is in fact a respiratory infection which can cause anything from a mild illness to severe pneumonia and death.
pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, L.
positive Cadets Cadets with without pneumonia, pneumonia, n = 15 n = 53 Chlamydophila pneumonia 11 (73) 19 (36) Influenza A(H1N1) virus 1 (7) 8 (15) Adenovirus 0 2 (4) Rhinovirus/enterovirus 0 1 (2) Coronavirus 0 1 (2) Human metapneumovirus 0 1 (2) Parainfluenza viruses 1-4 0 0 Respiratory syncytial virus 0 0 Bordetella pertussis 0 0 Mycoplasma pneumoniae 0 0 Figure 1.
Furthermore, a significant proportion of CABP cases are caused by the 'atypical agents', mainly Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila.