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Częstość mykoplazmatycznych zapaleń płuc u dzieci w Łodzi i makroregionie na podstawie obserwacji własnych

Pediatria Polska
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DOI: 10.1016/s0031-3939(08)70209-9
  • Częstość
  • Mycoplasma Pneumoniae
  • Dzieci
  • Łódź
  • Makroregion łódzki
  • Frequency
  • Children
  • Lodz
  • Macroregion Of Lodz
  • Medicine


Introduction Infections of the respiratory tract in children are one of the important clinical problems. Among causal factors, increasing and significant role is played by Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Aim of the study The authors evaluated the frequency of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections as the causal factor of pneumonia in children. Materials and methods The group of 23 779 children, aged 1 month to 18 years, treated in selected pediatric wards in Lodz and macroregion of Lodz since 2003 to 2007 were analyzed. Mycoplasmal infection was confirmed in 1313 children (5,5%). Results The authors showed gradual increase of mycoplasmal pneumonias during particular years of observation, especially during last two years. Mycoplasmal pnaeumonias occured in each age group. The highest frequency was confirmed in children aged 7 years and above (43,7%). The frequency in children aged 2 to 3 years was 16,2% and in infants 17,9%. Conclusions Diagnosis of mycoplasmal infection in 5,5% of children suggests that this causal factor plays important role in etiology of pneumonias in children. Authors showed that Mycoplasma pneumoniae should be considered as the cause of pneumonia also in infants and small children. Early diagnosis has crucial meaning, because of possibility of quick and correct treatment initiation

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