Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibodies in cases of suspected mycoplasma pneumonia

N. Ahmad, R. M D Yasin, C. Poh Teik, Mohamed Kamel Abdul Ghani

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Abstract

Cases suspected of mycoplasma pneumonia from January 1993 until December 1995 were reviewed. Test for antibodies against Mycoplasma pneumoniae were conducted using SERODIA-MYCO II kit which is based on passive particle agglutination principle. Out of 2472 cases, 277 (11.7%) were found to be positive for Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibodies. Seropositivity was highest in those aged between 6 to 12 years old (22.5%) followed by those age group between 1 to 5 years (17.1%) and 13 to 20 years old age group (16.7%). Seropositivity seem to decline after the age of 20 years and is low in those aged less than 1 year. There is no significant association between sex and race to seropositivity. Our study also did not find any significant association between disease and month of the year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Particle agglutination
  • Pneumonia

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibodies in cases of suspected mycoplasma pneumonia. / Ahmad, N.; Yasin, R. M D; Poh Teik, C.; Abdul Ghani, Mohamed Kamel.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.01.1997, p. 33-36.

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