What is the global prevalence of Mycoplasma infections (Mycoplasma pneumoniae)?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Ken B Waites, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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M pneumoniae infections occur both endemically and in cyclic epidemics in Japan and several European countries, similar to what occurs in the United States. Less information is available for tropical or polar countries; however, based on seroprevalence studies, the disease also occurs in these regions, suggesting that climate and geography are not important determinants in the epidemiology of M pneumoniae infections. [1]


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