Identification of risk factors for infection in an outbreak of Mycoplasma pneumoniae respiratory tract disease.

@article{Klement2006IdentificationOR,
  title={Identification of risk factors for infection in an outbreak of Mycoplasma pneumoniae respiratory tract disease.},
  author={Eyal Klement and Deborah F. Talkington and Oshri Wasserzug and Raid Kayouf and Nadav Davidovitch and Roger Dumke and Gillian S Gould and Merav Ron and Jonathan Boxman and W Lanier Thacker and Dana Justin Wolf and Tsilia Lazarovich and Yonat Shemer-Avni and Daniel Glikman and Enno Jacobs and Itamar Grotto and Colin Block and Ran Nir-Paz},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={1239-45}
}
BACKGROUND Mycoplasma pneumoniae is one of the most common pathogens that causes community-acquired respiratory tract infection. Outbreaks are well known, and all age groups are susceptible. An outbreak in an army training unit afforded an opportunity to identify possible risk factors for morbidity. METHODS An outbreak of respiratory illness that occurred in a unit comprising 91 trainees was investigated and analyzed as a cohort study. M. pneumoniae infection was suspected on clinical grounds… CONTINUE READING

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