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Mycoplasma pneumonia is a lung infection caused by a bacteria-like
organism (Mycoplasma pneumoniae). It is also called
atypical pneumonia or "walking" pneumonia.
Mycoplasma pneumonia is a common form of pneumonia, especially
among people younger than 40. Symptoms of mycoplasma pneumonia include fever,
coughing, weakness, and lack of energy.
Mycoplasma pneumonia usually is treated with antibiotics.
Current as of:
March 6, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
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