Emerging role of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children with acute pharyngitis

S. Esposito, R. Cavagna, S. Bosis, R. Droghetti, N. Faelli, N. Principi

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In order to define the role, the risk factors, and the clinical and laboratory characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in children with pharyngitis, 184 patients with acute non-streptococcal pharyngitis (102 males; median age, 5.33 years) were studied. Acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection was demonstrated in 44 (23.9%) patients. A history of recurrent episodes of pharyngitis (defined as at least 3 acute episodes of pharyngitis in the 6 months preceding enrollment) appeared to be the more useful parameter for differentiating Mycoplasma pneumoniae pharyngitis from non-streptococcal non-Mycoplasma pneumoniae pharyngitis (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-610
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)


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