[Two cases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae bronchopneumonia diagnosed with LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) as a rapid assay].

@article{Yamada2014TwoCO,
  title={[Two cases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae bronchopneumonia diagnosed with LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) as a rapid assay].},
  author={Yumi Yamada and Masao Doi and Masakazu Kamituna and Masao Kuwabara and Kumi Ooshita and Satomi Shimizu and Yaeko Watanabe and Yoshihiro Fujiue},
  journal={Kansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={160-5}
}
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is one of the common pathogens of the community-acquired pneumonia in adults and children. Macrolide antibiotics are considered to be the first-choice drug for M. pneumoniae infections. However, macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae was first detected from Japanese pediatric patients in 2000,and it has been increasing over the past decade. On the other hand, the Immunocard Mycoplasma IgM test is widely used as a rapid and easy diagnostic method for M. pneumoniae pneumonia, but… CONTINUE READING