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In mycoplasma pneumonia, following are seen except (DNB Dec 2010)



A Diffuse infiltration of lungs

B Cannot be cultured routinely

C Cefotaxime is the drug of choice

D Serology is useful in diagnosis

Ans. C

Cefotaxime is the drug of choice

Causes of Atypical pneumonias

1). Mycoplasma pneumonias

2). Viral pneumonias

a. Influenza

b. RSV

c. Adenovirus

d. Rhinovirus

e. Rubeola

f. Varicilla

g. Corona virus

3). Chlamydia pneumonia

4). Coxiella burnetii

5). Pneumocystis

6). Legionella

Mycoplasma pneumoniae

1). It can occurs in epidemics Q.

2). It presents insidiously with 'flu-like symptoms (headache, myalgia, arthralgia) followed by a dry cough Q.

3). Patient may not Q have any clinical finding on auscultation because its type of interstitial pneumonia Q

4). CXR shows bilateral patchy consolidation.

5). Diagnosis: mycoplasma serology.

CXR shows bilateral patchy consolidation.

Diagnosis: mycoplasma serology.

Complications:

1). Skin rash: erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome

2). Meningoencephalitis or myelitis

3). Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Treatment Erythromycin Q/clarithromycin or Doxycycline.

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