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Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

M. pneumoniae is spread from person to person. People without symptoms may carry the bacteria in their nose or throat at one time or another. People spread M. pnuemoniae by coughing or sneezing, which creates small respiratory droplets in the air that contain the bacteria. Other people then breathe in the bacteria.

Most people who spend a short amount of time with someone who is sick with M. pneumoniae do not become ill. However, it is common for bacteria to spread between people who live together. M. pneumoniae infections usually have long incubation periods (the time between breathing in the bacteria and developing symptoms). The incubation period is usually between 1 to 4 weeks.

M. pneumoniae outbreaks occur mostly in crowded settings like schools, college residence halls, military barracks, nursing homes, hospitals, and frequent airline travel.   During school-based outbreaks, if people in the community get sick it is usually family members of ill school children.


Common Symptoms Include:
  • Cough (not with colored sputum)

  • Shortness of breath

  • Dyspnea on exertion

  • Wheezing

  • Chest tightness (pain)

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

  • Sleepiness

  • Chronic clearing of the throat

  • Chronic sinus congestion

- Usually, most patients are diagnosed with Adult Onset Asthma

- Treatable with antibiotics, usually requiring 3-12 months of treatment

- The bacteria will, at best, go into hiding within our immune system

In addition:

  • Mycoplasma Pneumoniae is the smallest bacteria known

  • It has no bacterial wall (Penicillin antibiotics don’t work)

  • It is usually airborne spread

 

The Lung Center of America Difference

YOU do NOT have to live with symptoms of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae when you can live symptom-free and even find total remission. Many of our patients, who had experienced a decline in their quality of life, have returned to their normal active lives.

  • At LCOA, we investigate and treat the cause of the symptoms, not just the symptoms.

  • LCOA provides safe, proven, and effective treatment protocols—individualized for each patient.

  • Dr. Wagshul’s patients are rarely admitted to hospitals or need emergency treatment for breathing problems.

  • Call us today to set up a consultation! 888 788-9101