Comparison of Molecular Characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Specimens Collected from the United States and China.

Academic Article


  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae-positive clinical specimens obtained from the United States and China during the same period were studied for their molecular characteristics. We found much more diverse genotypes and a lower prevalence of macrolide resistance in the U.S. specimens. Data from the study also showed an association of the resistance with certain genotypes.
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  • Adult, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Child, Child, Preschool, China, Drug Resistance, Bacterial, Genetic Variation, Genotype, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Macrolides, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Pneumonia, Mycoplasma, Prevalence, United States
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  • Yan C; Sun H; Lee S; Selvarangan R; Qin X; Tang Y-W; Waites KB; Zheng X
  • Start Page

  • 3891
  • End Page

  • 3893
  • Volume

  • 53
  • Issue

  • 12