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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Clinical potential of diagnostic methods for the rapid diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia in adults.
Solithromycin is an oral and intravenous 4th-generation macrolide that is highly active against macrolide-resistant S pneumoniae, M catarrhalis, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
To study the prevalence of infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Legionella species in patients presenting with signs and symptoms of lower respiratory tract infection.
Suspecting MSC after serological analysis positive for Mycoplasma pneumoniae, specific systemic antibiotic therapy with doxycycline 100 mg 2X1 for three weeks with anti-inflammatory doses of corticosteroids tapered by a scheme (starting dose of prednisolone 1 mg/kg body weight) was administered(15).
Pediatric respiratory infections by Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Their study on serum SP-D levels in 47 CAP cases attributes this conclusion to the fact that Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children correlates to SP-D levels detected by BAL and increases significantly when accompanied by severe lung involvement.
Storch, "Recurrent mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive child," Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol.
Health company Luminex (NasdaqGS:LMNX) disclosed on Monday that it has received CE-IVD marking for its NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel that detects 21 clinically-relevant viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens, including the atypical bacteria Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila.
Human pathogen Mycoplasma pneumoniae in tracheal explants induces ciliostasis and decreases cellular respiration, dehydrogenase activity, rate of oxygen uptake, and ATP content and have related all of these aberrations to ATP and adenine levels.
The incriminated infectious agents reported to date are rubella, Echovirus 7, mumps, cytomegalovirus, parainfluenza, coxsackievirus, adenovirus, influenza A, human herpes virus 6, hepatitis B, parvovirus B19, Epstein-Barr virus, Yersinia enterocolitica, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Brucella abortus, and Borrelia burgdorferi.
PCR detected Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA in 40% of specimens.