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Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory specimens in 2016

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 279 15 5.4 15 6 40.0
February 491 16 3.3 16 8 50.0
March 516 26 5.0 26 11 42.3
April 458 34 7.4

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12 35.3
May 396 58 14.6 57 22 38.6
June 312 59 18.9 56 20 35.7
July 318 61 19.2 60 21 35.0
August 350 57 16.3 57 18 31.6
September 358 45 12.6 45 11 24.4
October 338 38 11.2 38 13 34.2
November 427 27 6.3 27 9 33.3
December 459 44 9.6 42 9 21.4

Remarks:

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