Community-Acquired Pneumonia Caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Literature Review and Results of the Regional Study

Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2013; 15(1):4-13

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The article contains modern notions of epidemiology, course, clinical and diagnostic aspects of communityacquired pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, standards of its treatment and antibiotic resistance of this pathogen in the world population. Moreover, results of own research are described. The aim of this research was to describe group of patients admitted to multifield hospitals of Smolensk with mycoplasmal pneumonia, in comparison with patients suffered from pneumonia, caused by «typical» bacterial pathogens. Among the population under the study Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia was diagnosed mainly in young persons without chronic concomitant diseases. Predominantly it was characterized by monoinfection, prevalence of focal affections of one or both lungs, absence of systemic inflammatory response in full blood counts, mild, uncomplicated course and favorable prognosis.

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