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Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory specimens in 2015

Testing for Mycoplasma pneumoniae is generally undertaken for specimens of respiratory secretions from patients with clinical diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia.

Month No. tested No. positive % positive Macrolide resistance (A2063G in 23S rRNA gene)
No. tested No. detected %
January 203 2 1.0 2 1 50.0
February 184 1 0.5 1 0 0.0
March 117 3 2.6 3 1 33.3
April 96 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
May 88 4 4.5 4 2 50.0
June 161 4 2.5 4 0 0.0
July 131 1 0.8 1 0 0.0
August 123 7 5.7 7 3 42.9
September 151 17 11.3 17 6 35.3
October 190 21 11.1 20 5 25.0
November 188 8 4.3 8 2 25.0
December 187 13 7.0 13 5 38.5

Remarks:

  1. Multiple specimens may have been received from the same patient.
  2. Figures are subjected to minor adjustments.
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