Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

Mycoplasma pneumoniae bacteria commonly cause mild infections of the respiratory system (the parts of the body involved in breathing). Sometimes these bacteria can cause more serious lung infections that require care in a hospital. Good hygiene is important to help decrease the spread of M. pneumoniae and other respiratory germs.

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Fact Sheet
Mycoplasma Fact Sheet
This fact sheet [1 page] describes Mycoplasma pneumoniae illness, its symptoms, how it’s spread and treated, and who is at increased risk.
How Do You Say That?

Find pronunciation guides below for common words associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

  • Mycoplasma — MY-ko-plaz-ma
  • Pneumonia — noo-MOAN-yah
  • Pneumoniae — noo-MOAN-e-a
  • Tracheobronchitis — TRAY-key-o-brahn-KITE-uss