Pediatric Mycoplasma Infections Follow-up

Updated: Apr 17, 2018
  • Author: Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Routine follow-up visits are usually not required because the response to therapy is generally excellent.

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Further Inpatient Care

Further inpatient care in patients with Mycoplasma infections is usually necessary only if severe pneumonia or extrapulmonary complications occur.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Medications

See Medical Care.

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Transfer

Transfer is usually necessary only if severe pneumonia or extrapulmonary complications occur and if appropriate medical facilities for treatment are not available locally.

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Deterrence/Prevention

Early research efforts to develop a vaccine have thus far been disappointing, and no new developments are on the horizon. [3]

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Complications

Complications are relatively rare. See Extrapulmonary manifestations of M pneumoniae infection.

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Prognosis

Prognosis for Mycoplasma infections is usually excellent; however, if complications occur, long-term sequelae may result.

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Patient Education

Patient education regarding the common occurrence, relatively mild nature, appropriate therapy, and usually complete recovery from Mycoplasma infection is important.

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