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The smallest free-living bacteria. Some are pathogenic in humans.
Mycoplasmas.
Many mycoplasma are found as these. They are part of the normal flora of the oropharynx and genital tract of humans and animals.
Saprophytes
This produces primarily acute respiratory disease and is the most common cause of atypical pneumonia.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Infections of Mycoplasma pneumoniae are most common in this age group.
15-35 years
Rarely, Mycoplasma pneumoniae can cause one of these two more serious infections.
meningoencephalitis ot myocarditits
This organism is estimated to cause 2 million cases of pneumonia and 20 million cases of other respiratory infections in the US each year.
mycoplasma pneumoniae
Treatment for mycoplasma pneumoniae.
erythromycin or tetracycline
These two genital mycoplasmas are part of the normal genital flora.
mycoplasma hominis and ureaplasma urealyticum
Colonization of normal genital flora increases in relation to an increase in the number of these.
sexual partners.
Colonization of normal genital flora can cause these four issues.
urethritis, epididymitis, pelvid inflammatory disease, and postpartum fever.
Infection or inflammation of the meninges and brain.
meningoencephalitis
Inflammation of the heart muscle.
myocarditis