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Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory specimens in 2017

Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory specimens in 2017

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
October 424 27 6.4 27 5 18.5
November 438 18 4.1 18 2 11.1
December            

*A2064G for one specimen

 

Remarks:

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