Molecular detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in adults with community-acquired pneumonia requiring hospitalization.


Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection was diagnosed in 18 (12.5%) of 144 adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. The infection was demonstrated by PCR in 15 patients and by serology, using two methods, in 10 patients. The mean age of the 8 patients with positive M. pneumoniae PCR and negative serology was significantly higher than that of the 10… (More)

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