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Mycoplasmal pneumonia

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mycoplasmal pneumonia --> primary atypical pneumonia

An acute systemic disease with involvement of the lungs, caused by mycoplasma pneumoniae and marked by high fever, cough, relatively few physical signs, and scattered densities on x-rays; usually associated with development of cold agglutinins and antibodies to the bacteria.

Synonym: atypical pneumonia, eaton agent pneumonia, mycoplasmal pneumonia.