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Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is often clinically classified as typical or atypical. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the primary causative organism responsible for atypical pneumonia, which constitutes 10 to 20% of all pneumonia cases. Although prevalence studies have been performed extensively abroad, in India, such work has been seldom carried out. The present seroprevalence study carried out with this fact has shown 12.6% IgM and 16.0% IgG prevalence of the mycoplasma antibodies in the locality. These findings will encourage in undertaking further extensive study on this self-replicating unique bacterium.

Keywords: Antibodies, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Prevalence.

How to cite this article: Bhattacharjee M, Urhekar AD, Sharma R. Seroprevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae among Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia in a Tertiary Care Hospital at Navi Mumbai. MGM J Med Sci 2016;3(3):120-121.

Source of support: MGMIHS

Conflict of interest: None

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