What are the organism-specific therapeutic regimens for Mycoplasma pneumoniae bronchitis?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Mycoplasma pneumoniae (incubation period 2-3 weeks, gradual onset 2-3 days, occurs in clusters such as military or students) [2] :

  • Azithromycin 500 mg PO on day 1 then 250 mg on days 2-5 or

  • Doxycycline 100 mg PO BID for 5 days or

  • Consider quinolones if local resistance to macrolides [8]


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