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Clin Infect Dis. 1995 Nov;21(5):1182-5.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae as a cofactor in severe respiratory infections.

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Department of Pathology, British Columbia's Children's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.

Abstract

We report the clinical events associated with severe bacterial or viral infections in four patients whose illnesses followed or coincided with acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae respiratory infection. We propose that M. pneumoniae has the ability to act as a cofactor in severe respiratory disease by facilitating alterations in local respiratory immunity or structure and function.

PMID:
8589140
DOI:
10.1093/clinids/21.5.1182
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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