First Line Treatment
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
Diagnose by serology in general; a PCR is available
Difficult to culture