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Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory specimens in 2024

Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory specimens in 2024

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 528 17 3.2 17 14 82.4
February 455 12 2.6 12 7 58.3
March 527 20 3.8 20 11 55.0
April 483 31 6.4 31 19 61.3

Remarks:

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