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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is mycoplasma infection?

Infection with the mycoplasma bacteria. The lungs are usually affected although some patients may develop skin rashes as well.

Symptoms of mycoplasma infection

  • Appears energetic and in good health despite having a fever

  • Cough

  • Waking up due to cough

  • Fever

  • Seizure

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Recurrent tonsilIitis / tonsil infections

  • Fatigue

Questions your doctor may ask to check for mycoplasma infection

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose mycoplasma infection

  • Does your child seem well and active despite having a fever?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Did your cough wake you up at night?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you had a seizure?

Treatment for mycoplasma infection

Antibiotics are needed to kill the bacteria. In some severe cases, steroids may be needed to suppress an overactive immune system. The doctor can also prescribe drugs for relieving cough, fever, and body aches.

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References

  • Stipkovits L, Szathmary S. Mycoplasma infection of ducks and geese. Poult Sci. 2012 Nov;91(11):2812-9. doi: 10.3382/ps.2012-02310. PMID: 23091137.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032579119397950?via%3Dihub

  • Talas L, Banfalvi G, Fidrus E, Szigeti ZM, Nagy G. Mycoplasma infection followed by time-lapse microscopy. Med Hypotheses. 2017 Oct;108:154-158. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2017.09.004. Epub 2017 Sep 7. PMID: 29055390.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306987717308034?via%3Dihub

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