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
Maintain precautions for the duration of illness or contact IPAC.
A PCR test is available on throat specimens.