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Mycoplasmae

Microbiology 1 - Mycoplasmae

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Mollicutes Class of bacteria that Mycoplasmae belongs to
Mycoplasmae Cell wall less bacteria
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Eaton's agent; primary atypical pneumonia
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae transmitted via close contact
Mycoplasma Pneomoniae Walking Pneumonia
Walking Pneumonia transmitted via air
Myocoplasma Pneumonia Tracheobronchitis, Pharyngitis, ear infection
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae diagnosis cold agglutinins (indentification of antibodies) forming of clumps at low temperatures
Trypanosomiasis Disease that also causes cold agglutinins
African Sleeping Disease Trypanosomiasis
Treatment for all Mycoplasma diseases No penicillin, Adults: Tetracycline; Children: Erythromycin
Mycoplasmae Hominis non gonococcal urethritis
Urethritis Inflammation of urethra
Inflammation of urethra PID - Pelvic Inflammatoric Disease
Causes PID Chalmydae Trachomitis
Ureaplasma Urealyticum T strain (for tiny); requires 10% urea in media to grow
Mycoplasma Genitalium in genitals & respiratory tract, most thoroughly studied, has smallest genome
Mycoplasmae Pneumoniae usually mild pneumonia
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae low mortality rate 0.1%
Mycoplasma Hominis Causes many cases of Urethritis
Mycoplasma Hominis linked to PID
Mycoplasma Hominis may cause spontaneous abortion, premature birth, low birthrate, ectopic pregnancy
Ureaplasma Urealyticum top 10 STD 25 years ago
Ureaplasma Urealyticum present as mixed infection in STD patients
Ureaplasma Urealyticum causes infertility, fetal death, recurrent miscarriages, premature birth, low birth weight; leading cause of neonatal death, pyelonephritis (kidney disease)
Ureaplasma Urealyticum little cell wall
Created by: JYarger