Clinical features of Mycoplasma pneumoniae coinfection and need for its testing in influenza pneumonia patients.

@article{Kim2018ClinicalFO,
  title={Clinical features of Mycoplasma pneumoniae coinfection and need for its testing in influenza pneumonia patients.},
  author={Jung Heon Kim and Jae Hyun Kwon and Jeong-yong Lee and Jong Seung Lee and Jeong-Min Ryu and Sung-han Kim and Kyoung Soo Lim and Won Young Kim},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  year={2018},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={
          6118-6127
        }
}
Background To investigate the clinical features of coinfection due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae), a common copathogen in influenza, in influenza pneumonia patients. Methods We reviewed 4,465 patients with influenza who visited a tertiary care hospital emergency department in Seoul (Korea) from 2010 through 2016, and underwent immunoglobulin M (IgM) serology or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for M. pneumoniae. Influenza pneumonia was defined as laboratory-confirmed influenza plus… CONTINUE READING

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