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[Advantages and disadvantages of microbiological methods used in the diagnosis of Mycoplasmapneumoniae infections in selected clinical situation].

Authors
  • Piekarska, Katarzyna
  • Rastawicki, Waldemar
  • Michalak, Agata
  • Rzeczkowska, Magdalena
  • Kamińska, Teresa
  • Wojtas, Grzegorz
  • Paradowska-Stankiewicz, Iwona
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medycyna doświadczalna i mikrobiologia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
67
Issue
1
Pages
39–46
Identifiers
PMID: 26084074
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is one of the most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children and adults. Correct and rapid laboratory diagnosis of M pneumoniae infections is important to introduce appropriate antibiotic treatment. Diagnosis for M. pneumoniae usually relies on serological tests and/or molecular investigations. Both methods have some advantages but also limitations. This paper presents advantages and disadvantages of microbiological methods used in M. pneumoniae infection an example of case of patient with mycoplasmosis.

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