WHAT IS MYCOPLASMA TITER TEST?

WHAT IS MYCOPLASMA TITER TEST?

Mycoplasma organisms are of the pleuropneumonia type that can pass through tiny bacteriologic filters, the smallest ranging from 125 to 250 nm. Mycoplasma bacteria are the smallest free-living organisms, characteristically have no cell wall, and are dependent for survival on a host, which is most commonly a child. The mechanisms by which Mycoplasma interact with the immune defences of the host are elusive. Commonly causing upper respiratory tract infection in children, newer research is linking M. pneumoniae together with Chlamydia pneumoniae as significant causative organisms in pneumonias of the lower respiratory tract in those under 5 years of age. There is no quick method for pinpointing the organism as a source of infection. Therefore diagnosis and treatment are often based on clinical symptoms, with the Mycoplasma serologic titer, immunoassay, or polymerase chain reaction. 

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