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    Mycoplasma Pneumonia

    Mycoplasma Pneumonia

    Mycoplasma pneumonia is a lung infection caused by a bacteria-like organism (Mycoplasma pneumoniae). It is also called atypical pneumonia or "walking" pneumonia.

    Mycoplasma pneumonia is a common form of pneumonia, especially among people younger than 40. Symptoms of mycoplasma pneumonia include fever, coughing, weakness, and lack of energy.

    Mycoplasma pneumonia usually is treated with antibiotics.

    Last Revised: March 6, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology

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