Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Precautions

Droplet / Contact Precautions
Droplet / Contact Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Fastidious short rod that does not Gram stain - an "atypical"

Epidemiology

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an atypical pneumonia pathogen.

Associated syndromes

  • Atypical pneumonia

  • Hemolytic anemia from cold agglutinins

  • Meningoencephalitis

  • Arthritis

  • Glomerulonephritis

Additional Information

Diagnose by serology or molecular-based testing.