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Minerva Pediatrica 2017 April;69(2):156-60

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.16.04866-0

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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Diagnosis and treatment of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children

Lindsay E. ROGOZINSKI 1, Brian K. ALVERSON 2, Eric A. BIONDI 1

1 University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA; 2 Department of Pediatrics, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA


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Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of community-acquired respiratory tract infections and accounts for up to 40% of cases of pneumonia in children over age 5. This article seeks to provide a general overview of the current recommended management of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in children.


KEY WORDS: Mycoplasma - Pneumonia - Pediatrics

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Rogozinski LE, Alverson BK, Biondi EA. Diagnosis and treatment of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children. Minerva Pediatr 2017;69:156-60. DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.16.04866-0

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Eric_biondi@urmc.rochester.edu