Diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Pneumonia in Children

April 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on the findings of a study on diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia in children, published in the "Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal." The diagnostic values of the indirect particle agglutination test and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of nasopharyngeal aspirates were compared. About 234 hospitalized children with community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections during outbreaks in 2000 and 2003 were studied. The potential usefulness of the PCR test in the diagnosis of pneumonia was noted by researchers.


Related Articles

  • Acute respiratory infection due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae: current status of diagnostic methods. Loens, K.; Goossens, H.; Ieven, M. // European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Sep2010, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p1055 

    Because of the absence of well-standardized both in-house and FDA-approved commercially available diagnostic tests, the reliable diagnosis of respiratory infection due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae remains difficult. In addition, no formal external quality assessment schemes which would allow to...

  • Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae by loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay and serology in pediatric community-acquired pneumonia. Gotoh, Kensei; Nishimura, Naoko; Ohshima, Yasunori; Arakawa, Yasuko; Hosono, Haruki; Yamamoto, Yasuto; Iwata, Yasushi; Nakane, Kazumasa; Funahashi, Keiji; Ozaki, Takao // Journal of Infection & Chemotherapy (Springer Science & Business;Oct2012, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p662 

    Rapid diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia is required for treatment with effective antimicrobial agents without delay; however, this capacity has not yet been established in clinical practice. Recently, a novel nucleic acid amplification method termed loop-mediated isothermal...

  • Comparison of Two Enzyme Immunoassays for Detecting Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Myeong Hee Kim; So Young Kang; Woo In Lee // Laboratory Medicine;Apr2012, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p74 

    Objective: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an important etiologic agent in primary atypical pneumonia. This study examined the correlation between results of several serologic tests commonly used for the diagnosis of M. pneumoniae infection. Methods: We compared results of 2 enzyme immunoassay (EIA)...

  • Flow Cytometric Measurement of Cold Agglutinins for Diagnosing Mycoplasma pneumoniae Pneumonia. Kwan Yong Seo; Dong Il Won; Min Hyun Cho // Laboratory Medicine;Apr2012, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p68 

    Background: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is associated with community-acquired pneumonia in children and adults. Although conventional cold agglutinin testing (using the manual cold agglutinins [CA] assay) has not been regarded as a valuable tool for diagnosis of M. pneumoniae, we have developed a new...

  • Detection of Mycoplasma capri antibodies in goats of Gujarat state. Roy, Ashish; Kumar, Pankaj; Bhanderi, B. B. // Veterinary World;Oct2010, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p471 

    200 serum samples were collected from apparently healthy goats of different age and sex from Anand, Navsari and Valsad districts of Gujarat (India), were screened for mycoplasmal antibodies by slide agglutination test using colored antigen of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri. Out of 200 serum...

  • Molecular Detection and Characterization of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Among Patients Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the United States. Diaz, Maureen H.; Benitez, Alvaro J.; Cross, Kristen E.; Hicks, Lauri A.; Kutty, Preeta; Bramley, Anna M.; Chappell, James D.; Hymas, Weston; Patel, Anami; Chao Qi; Williams, Derek J.; Arnold, Sandra R.; Ampofo, Krow; Self, Wesley H.; Grijalva, Carlos G.; Anderson, Evan J.; McCullers, Jonathan A.; Pavia, Andrew T.; Wunderink, Richard G.; Edwards, Kathryn M. // Open Forum Infectious Diseases;Summer2015, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p1 

    Background. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The molecular characteristics of M pneumoniae detected in patients hospitalized with CAP in the United States are poorly described. Methods. We performed molecular characterization of M pneumoniae in...

  • A retrospective study of the patients with positive ImmunoCard Mycoplasma test on an outpatient clinic basis. Ishii, Hiroshi; Yamagata, Eiji; Murakami, Junko; Shirai, Ryo; Kadota, Jun-ichi // Journal of Infection & Chemotherapy (Springer Science & Business;Jun2010, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p219 

    The simplified ImmunoCard Mycoplasma test for rapidly detecting Mycoplasma pneumoniae-specific IgM antibodies has been widely used. We examined the usefulness of this test for outpatient practices as well as for the association with bronchial asthma. Among 196 patients whose ImmunoCard showed...

  • Assessment of real-time PCR for diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia in pediatric patients. Morozumi, Miyuki; Ito, Akira; Murayama, Somay Y.; Hasegawa, Keiko; Kobayashi, Reiko; Iwata, Satoshi; Kawamura, Naohisa; Kuroki, Haruo; Nakayama, Eiichi; Tajima, Takeshi; Ubukata, Kimiko // Canadian Journal of Microbiology;Feb2006, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p125 

    We developed a real-time PCR to detect Mycoplasma pneumoniae with a primer set designed for the 16S rRNA gene. Clinical samples (n = 937) were collected from children with community-acquired pneumonia between April 2002 and March 2004 at 12 Japanese medical institutions. Sensitivity of real-time...

  • CONFUSION IN A PATIENT WITH MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIA LOWERS THRESHOLD TO LUMBAR PUNCTURE DESPITE HYPONATREMIA. Ahmad Qutub, Raef; Asiri, Sari; Abdurabuh, Eatetal; Bugis, Alaa; Alsemri, Kholoud // International Journal of Medical Science & Public Health;2013, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p772 

    A 55 year old Indonesian male known case of DM on oral hypoglycaemic drugs presented to ER with productive cough for 3 days. He had no history of SOB, neither haemoptysis, vomiting, haematuria nor bleeding. On physical examination, he appeared disoriented agitated, pale, jaundiced and with good...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics