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2016 | July-September | Issue3
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Seroprevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae among Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia in a Tertiary Care Hospital at Navi Mumbai
Minakshi Bhattacharjee, AD Urhekar, Revati Sharma
Author Affiliation
Minakshi Bhattacharjee : Medical Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai Maharashtra, India

AD Urhekar : Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Revati Sharma : Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

10.5005/jp-journals-10036-1105

ABSTRACT

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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