Pathogens
Mycoplasma pneumonia

Mycoplasma pneumonia

Precautions

Droplet / Contact Precautions

Susceptibilities

General Information

  • Doxycycline

  • Fluoroquinolone

Fastidious short rod that does not Gram stain - an "atypical."

Particularly common in school aged children and other crowded environments such as college and military institutions.

  • Atypical pneumonia

Post-infectious syndromes from antibodies include:

  • Hemolysis from cold agglutinins

  • Rash

  • Encephalitis

  • Arthritis

  • Rarely cardiac involvement

Diagnose by serology in general. On respiratory panel.

Difficult to culture.