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.