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Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory specimens in 2017

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 565 35 6.2 32 10 31.3
February 554 34 6.1 34 8 23.5
March 604 25 4.1 25 7 28.0
April 600 38 6.3

38

9 23.7
May 650 45 6.9 45 17 37.8
June 674 46 6.8 44 12* 27.3
July 668 37 5.5 36 5 13.9
August 516 35 6.8 35 6 17.1
September 418 27 6.5 26 3 11.5
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*A2064G for one specimen

 

Remarks:

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