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Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory specimens in 2015

Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory specimens in 2015

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.