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Abstract

Mycoplasma amphoriforme is a species closely related to Mycoplasma pneumoniae, thus far with unknown clinical impact. The application of optimized diagnostics, better capable of differentiating between these two micro-organisms, identified a significant patient population positive for M. amphoriforme. The PCR designed by Ling et al. was used on respiratory samples that originally tested positive for M. pneumoniae (n=78), and identified 29 retrospectively as M. amphoriforme. The aim of this study is to describe and compare both groups. The group infected with M. amphoriforme was significantly older and more frequently had a co-infection (19 % vs 62 %), COPD and less fever. This could suggest that M. amphoriforme has opportunistic characteristics.

Keyword(s): amphoriforme , Mycoplasma and pneumoniae
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2018-07-27
2020-01-22
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