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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75-85

Mycoplasma pneumonia: Clinical features and management


Department of Pulmonary, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India

Correspondence Address:
Surender Kashyap
Department of Pulmonary, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.63611

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Mycoplasma pneumonia is a common respiratory pathogen that produces diseases of varied severity ranging from mild upper respiratory tract infection to severe atypical pneumonia. Apart from respiratory tract infections, this organism is also responsible for producing a wide spectrum of non-pulmonary manifestations including neurological, hepatic, cardiac diseases, hemolytic anemia, polyarthritis and erythema multiforme. This review focuses on molecular taxonomy, biological characteristics, epidemiology, clinical presentation, radiology and various laboratory tools in diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mycoplasma pneumonia.


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