Fastidious short rod that does not gram stain - an "atypical"
Particularly common in school aged children and other crowded environments such as college and military institutions
Post-infectious syndromes from antibodies include hemolysis from cold agglutinins, rash, encephalitis, arthritis, and rarely cardiac involvement
Droplet Precautions. Maintain for the duration of illness.
A PCR test is available on throat specimens.