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Decoding Laboratory Diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Aruna Poojary

Citation Information : Poojary A. Decoding Laboratory Diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Pediatr Inf Dis 2020; 2 (4):158-160.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1279

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae contributes to 30–40% of community-acquired pneumonia in children and has the potential to cause clusters and outbreaks in closed settings. Early diagnosis helps in appropriate management of the case and also reduces long-term complications associated with extrapulmonary disease. Molecular testing and specific serology remain the backbone of laboratory diagnosis for Mycoplasma pneumoniae.


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