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Mycoplasma pneumoniae

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mycoplasma pneumoniae

A small atypical form of bacteria, intermediate in size between typical bacteria and viruses. Thought to play a significant role in pneumonia and bronchitis. Mycoplasmal respiratory infections are common in children and young adults.

Common symptoms include malaise, fever, chills and a dry hacking cough.