Mycoplasmal Pneumonia Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 19, 2017
  • Author: Michael Joseph Bono, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What is the pathophysiology of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

How is M pneumoniae characterized?

What is the prevalence of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What is the prognosis in mycoplasmal pneumonia?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What are physical findings characteristic of mycoplasma pneumonia?

What is the role of bullous myringitis in mycoplasmal pneumonia?

DDX

What are diagnostic considerations for mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What are the differential diagnoses for Mycoplasmal Pneumonia?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What is the role of CT scanning in workup for mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What is the role of sputum culture in the workup of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What is the role of serology in the workup of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What is the role of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the workup of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What is the accuracy of DNA probes in the diagnosis of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What is the role of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) measurement in the workup of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

Treatment

How is mycoplasmal pneumonia treated?

What are complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What are cardiac complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What are central nervous system complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What are hematologic complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What are dermatologic complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What are musculoskeletal complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What are GI complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What are ophthalmologic complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

What are renal complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

Medications

What is the role of drug treatment for mycoplasmal pneumonia?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic Therapy are used in the treatment of Mycoplasmal Pneumonia?