Eaton agent

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Eaton agent

[′ēt·ən ‚ā·jənt]
(microbiology)
The name applied to Mycoplasma pneumoniae when it was regarded as a virus.
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Rapid effectiveness of minocycline or doxycycline against macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in a 2011 outbreak among Japanese children.
Pathogenesis of extrapulmonary manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection with special reference to pneumonia.
Serology returned strongly positive for Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) antibodies with titres of 640 (1:640 dilution).
Mycoplasma pneumoniae represents between 7 to 20% of the causes of community-acquired pneumonia in the United States.
Complete sequence analysis of the genome of the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae, are also associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the presence of Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was investigated by polymerase chain reaction in atherosclerotic and non-atherosclerotic vascular samples taken from patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery due to CAD, and from patients undergoing aortic (AVR) and/or mitral valve replacement (MVR) secondary to valvular stenosis.
Their research was based on Mycoplasma pneumoniae, the bacteria that causes atypical pneumonia.
Another 20% had atypical pathogens, including Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila.
Serologic markers for hepatitis B and C, EBV, CMV, HSV, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, Leptospira and Toxoplasma were all negative.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, and Chlamydophila pneumoniae combined were detected in 4 percent of patients.