Mycoplasma infection

What is Mycoplasma infection?

Mycoplasma is a genus of bacteria that lack a cell wall around their cell membrane. Without a cell wall, they are unaffected by many common antibiotics such as penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics that target cell wall synthesis. They can be parasitic or saprotrophic. Several species are pathogenic in humans, including M. pneumoniae, which is an important cause of atypical pneumonia and other respiratory disorders, and M. genitalium, which is believed to be involved in pelvic inflammatory diseases. Mycoplasma are the smallest bacterial cells yet discovered, can survive without oxygen and are typically about 0.1  µm in diameter. Hundreds of mycoplasmas infect animals.

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if I have chest pain when I breath, clamy skin, excessive sweating, tireness, light headed, shortness of breath, body pain, sore tongue , pain to...

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Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Let me explain few things about the disease so that you could understand as,
Dry cough,

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I recently had a mycoplasma infection my crp was 92 and even though my bloods have normalised i still feel shocking asnd have no energy
Is this...

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Hi and welcome.
Yes this is normal. It may take up to 6 weeks till full recovery from Mycoplasma infection. You...

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Dear Doctor , My son having symptom of sputom can hear while he is coughing more than 2 months. but his chest xray showing normal. yesterday we...

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Welcome to Healthcare magic
Its easily treated with azithromycin . consult your doctor for dose, duration minimum 5 days oral medicines


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