Mycoplasma pneumoniae induces host-dependent pulmonary inflammation and airway obstruction in mice.

@article{FonsecaAten2005MycoplasmaPI,
  title={Mycoplasma pneumoniae induces host-dependent pulmonary inflammation and airway obstruction in mice.},
  author={M{\'o}nica Fonseca-Aten and Ana Mar{\'i}a R{\'i}os and Asuncion Mejias and Susana Chavez-Bueno and Kathy Katz and Ana M G{\'o}mez and George H Mccracken and Robert Doug Hardy},
  journal={American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={201-10}
}
Respiratory tract infections result in wheezing in a subset of patients. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common etiologic agent of acute respiratory infection in children and adults that has been associated with wheezing in 20-40% of individuals. The current study was undertaken to elucidate the host-dependent pulmonary and immunologic response to M. pneumoniae respiratory infection by studying mice with different immunogenetic backgrounds (BALB/c mice versus C57BL/6 mice). After M. pneumoniae… CONTINUE READING