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Risk Factors for Mycoplasma pneumoniae

List of Risk Factors for Mycoplasma pneumoniae

The list of risk factors mentioned for Mycoplasma pneumoniae in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

Persons of all ages are at risk but rarely children less than 5 years old. Outbreaks are common among young adults, especially in crowded military and institutional settings. Outbreaks in these settings can last several months. (Source: excerpt from Mycoplasma pneumoniae: DBMD)

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Mycoplasma pneumoniae are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Mycoplasma pneumoniae makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Mycoplasma pneumoniae. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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