What Is Mycoplasma?

Mycoplasma is a pathogen called Mycoplasma pneumoniae that is intermediate in size and nature between normal bacteria and viruses. Unlike viruses, they are the smallest microorganisms that can grow in artificial cell-free media. About 10 to 20% of cases of pneumonia are said to be caused by mycoplasma, one of the most common pathogens.

Mycoplasmas are also transmitted in adults and infants, often between the ages of 5 and 14. Infecting one of the family members is likely to infect other families.

Symptoms

  • Fever, general malaise, headache, cough (initially cough without phlegm, gradually with phlegm) Symptoms such as seizures are present.
  • Initial symptoms are often diagnosed as upper respiratory tract inflammation (the so-called cold).

At what time do you suspect mycoplasmal pneumonia?

  1. When a family member is infected
  2. When mycoplasma infection is prevalent in nurseries and kindergartens
  3. If the cough persists for a long time