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Chapter 3.15 : Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma hominis, and Ureaplasma Cultures from Clinical Specimens
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of upper and lower respiratory infections in persons of all ages. Tracheobronchitis is the most common clinical syndrome, but pneumonia commonly occurs and extragenital infections have been described. A review of human disease caused by M. pneumoniae ( 5 ) contains more detailed information about clinical aspects of infections due to this organism.