Mycoplasma pneumonia

Mycoplasma pneumonia


Droplet Precautions


General Information

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

Difficult to culture. Is a part of the respiratory PCR panel.