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What is Mycoplasma pneumoniae?

What is Mycoplasma pneumoniae?

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Bacterial respiratory infection.
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Short filamentous organism of the genus Mycoplasma, which binds firmly to the cells of the respiratory epithelium. It is one of the etiologic agents of non-viral primary atypical pneumonia in man.
    Source - Diseases Database

Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Introduction

Types of Mycoplasma pneumoniae:

Broader types of Mycoplasma pneumoniae:

How many people get Mycoplasma pneumoniae?

Incidence (annual) of Mycoplasma pneumoniae: estimated 2 million cases annually (DBMD)
Incidence Rate of Mycoplasma pneumoniae: approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Each year an estimated 2 million cases and 100,000 pneumonia-related hospitalizations occur in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Mycoplasma pneumoniae: DBMD)

How serious is Mycoplasma pneumoniae?

Complications of Mycoplasma pneumoniae: see complications of Mycoplasma pneumoniae

What causes Mycoplasma pneumoniae?

Causes of Mycoplasma pneumoniae: see causes of Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Risk factors for Mycoplasma pneumoniae: see risk factors for Mycoplasma pneumoniae

What are the symptoms of Mycoplasma pneumoniae?

Symptoms of Mycoplasma pneumoniae: see symptoms of Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Complications of Mycoplasma pneumoniae: see complications of Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Incubation period for Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Incubation period is 1 to 4 weeks. (Source: excerpt from Mycoplasma pneumoniae: DBMD)

Can anyone else get Mycoplasma pneumoniae?

More information: see contagiousness of Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Inheritance: see inheritance of Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Treatments for Mycoplasma pneumoniae: see treatments for Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Research for Mycoplasma pneumoniae: see research for Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Name and Aliases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Main name of condition: Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Class of Condition for Mycoplasma pneumoniae: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Mycoplasma pneumoniae:

Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Mycoplasma pneumoniae:

 

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