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Mycoplasma pneumoniae: delayed re-emergence after COVID-19 pandemic restrictions

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posted on 2023-11-28, 16:41 authored by Patrick M. Meyer Sauteur, Mike BeetonMike Beeton, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Study Group for Mycoplasma and Chlamydia Infections (ESGMAC), and the ESGMAC Mycoplasma pneumoniae Surveillance (MAPS) study group

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of respiratory tract infections with community-acquired pneumonia as the major disease-related burden. Compared with other pathogens, M pneumoniae is atypical in many ways: it is one of the smallest self-replicating organisms, has a reduced and highly stable genome (0·8 Mbp), lacks a cell wall, grows slowly (generation time 6 h), requires close contact for transmission, and has a distinct disease presentation (atypical pneumonia), the pathogenesis of which might involve host cell-mediated immunity.

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Elsevier

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

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Sauteur, P.M.M., Beeton, M.L., Pereyre, S., Bébéar, C., Gardette, M., Hénin, N., Wagner, N., Fischer, A., Vitale, A., Lemaire, B. and Greub, G. (2023) 'Mycoplasma pneumoniae: delayed re-emergence after COVID-19 pandemic restrictions', The Lancet Microbe. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2666-5247(23)00344-0

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2666-5247

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met Authors

Mike Beeton

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Microbiology & Infection

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  • en

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