Mycoplasma Infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae) Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Ken B Waites, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the pathophysiology of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the prevalence of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the mortality and morbidity of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the racial and sexual predilection in the prevalence of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the cause of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Mycoplasma Infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

Which lab findings suggest Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the role of the culture in the evaluation of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the role of serological testing in the workup of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the role of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) in the workup of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the role of molecular analysis in the workup of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

Treatment

What are the indications for inpatient care of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the role of antimicrobial therapy in the management of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

Medications

What are the antibiotic therapy options for the treatment of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

In addition to antibiotics, which medications are used in the treatment of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Mycoplasma Infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

Follow-up

What is included in follow-up care for patients with Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the role of antimicrobial prophylaxis in the prevention of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae) transmission?

What is the role of vaccines in the prevention of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae) transmission?

What is the role of patient isolation in the prevention of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What are extrapulmonary complications of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

What is the prognosis of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?