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Doctor insights on: Microplasmic Pneumonia

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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How long should I be off work after being diagnosis with mycoplasma pneumonia when working with food & the public?

How long should I be off work after being diagnosis with mycoplasma pneumonia when working with food & the public?

Not infectious: Mycoplasma pneumonia is not contagious. You may go to work when you are ready. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My son had blood work and the one test mycoplasma pneumonia IgG ab was 2025 normal is 0-99 what could this mean?

My son had blood work and the one test mycoplasma pneumonia IgG ab was 2025 normal is 0-99 what could this mean?

Mycoplasma: Igg indicates he was previously exposed to mycoplasma and he has mounted an immune response to it, how is his igm ? This one indicates an active infection. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Yes but........: It is difficult to say when the incubation period started. Mycoplasma is commonly diagnosed with a blood test. The problem with the blood test called igm is that the test has too many false positive (i.e. Positive test when the disease is not present or when it has resolved), a new test called pcr is really good but most clinics do not offer it. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility suffer from ild or bo after infection of mycoplasma pneumonia? And what exam may be ordered for the differential diagnosis?

Is there any possibility suffer from  ild or bo after infection of mycoplasma pneumonia? And what exam may be ordered for the differential diagnosis?

Not likely: Bacterial infections such as you describe do not usually result in interstitial lung diseases. If you had some fairly abnormal chest xray or ct scan with the infection, ct may be ordered in follow-up to evaluate for resolution of the infection or persistent interstitial abnormality. If abnormalities on imaging remain, you may need additional testing, but as i said, this would be pretty unlikely. ...Read more

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How to find the Bug (bacteria, virus, fingi, parassite, mycoplasma etc) that caused an orticaria, acute pneumonia, atypical broncospasm, mass ?

How to find the Bug  (bacteria, virus, fingi, parassite, mycoplasma etc)  that caused an orticaria, acute pneumonia, atypical broncospasm,  mass  ?

No simple answer: urticaria is not caused by a bug usually.for the others sputum cultures,blood tests and in extreme cases biopsy can determine the 'bugs.' ...Read more

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Daughter got severe mycoplasma pneumonia at her 1.5 yr. Now she is 3.5. she gets infection & fever often may be monthly. Her hemoglobin is low always.

Daughter got severe mycoplasma pneumonia at her 1.5 yr. Now she is 3.5. she gets infection & fever often may be monthly. Her hemoglobin is low always.

Mgt/workup: Her low hemoglobin can be further investigated, with the number of red blood cells, white cells and platelets. Your physician may order a lead test and further testing to determine her need for iron supplementation. Lentils, beans, spinach and other high iron foods may be given. In addition, she should have a TB screening test. Children at her age can have 5-6 uncomplicated colds/yr ...Read more

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Is it possible for a CT to miss an atypical pneumonia such as mycoplasma?

Is it possible for a CT to miss an atypical pneumonia such as mycoplasma?

Not likely: If the ct of the chest shows no changes in the lung tissue an infectious pneumonia is very unlikely, an infection of the bronchi ( air tubes) might be possible. ...Read more

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Aso=1940, igg=25, 02, iga=6, neck lymph glands swallen, 10d fever, mycoplasma pneumonia, sumamed given?

Aso=1940, igg=25, 02, iga=6, neck lymph glands swallen, 10d fever, mycoplasma pneumonia, sumamed given?

See your doctor: This isn't the best forum to identify what is going on. You need to see an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I have had mycoplasma pneumonia for the past 6 weeks. My chest is clear, im still tired And my voice sounds strained. Can I play netball safely?

I have had mycoplasma pneumonia for the past 6 weeks. My chest is clear, im still tired And my voice sounds strained. Can I play netball safely?

Your activity should: be limited only by your symptoms. I think it would be safe as long as you don't over-exert your self. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I got elevated TSH after mycoplasma pneunomia. The values ​​fluctuate up and down (4-7) anti-TPO negative. Why?

I got elevated TSH after mycoplasma pneunomia. The values ​​fluctuate up and down (4-7) anti-TPO negative. Why?

Mild abnormality: A TSH of between 4 and 7 means that your thyroid function may be slightly low. You may not have any symptoms related to this. Despite the negative tpo antibody, the most common cause is still autoimmune thyroid disease. You should continue to have your level checked. If the TSH goes above 12, it likely will be time to start thyroid hormone. With symptoms, one would start treatment earlier. ...Read more

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I have chronic rickettsia, mycoplasma pneumonia, occipital and trigeminal neuralgia what do I do? I'm so sick. I've been on antibiotics for 9 months

I have chronic rickettsia, mycoplasma pneumonia, occipital and trigeminal neuralgia what do I do? I'm so sick. I've been on antibiotics for 9 months

Wow: Your list of diagnosis and the duration of antibiotic use makes me nervous and suspicious. I am not clear on who is treating you, but I would definitely get another opinion. You should consider seeing a specialist physician with all those labels hanging around your neck. Definitely not something that will get resolved on this platform ...Read more

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Pneumonia had mycoplasma pneumonia and was in hospital on IV antibiotics - released but sats still not good so taken back into hospital with post infection wheeze. Given oral steroids prednisolone for 7 days. Chest X-ray clear. Gp sounded chest which wa

Pneumonia had mycoplasma pneumonia and was in hospital on IV antibiotics - released but sats still not good so taken back into hospital with post infection wheeze.  Given oral steroids prednisolone for 7 days.  Chest X-ray clear. Gp sounded chest which wa

Pneumonia : Pneumonia certainly can cause chest pain caused by an irritation of the lining around the lungs called the pleura and if this is the cause then certainly it will get better with resolution of the pneumonia. One of the difficulties with "chest pain" is that so many organs are close together within the chest it can sometimes be hard to figure out which is the causing factor. If your chest pain is not improving, and certainly if it is worsening or if it is associated with shortness of breath or exertion, i would recommend that you call your physician or seek urgent medical care. ...Read more

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Can men be treated easily for mycoplasma hominis?

Can men be treated easily for mycoplasma hominis?

No need, no worries: Mycoplasma hominis is an entirely normal bacteria in the genital tract, present commonly in entirely healthy people. There is almost never a good reason to test for it and no need for treatment, including the sex partners of people with positive tests. If you or a partner has the STD nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), MH is not the cause, but it still needs treatment -- also his sex partner(s). ...Read more

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Where in pittsburgh can I get tested and treated for ureaplasma and mycoplasma?

Gynecologist: If you are a woman, any gynecologist that has the ability to do pcr testing can test for those bacteria. Ditherix is one lab available for this specific type of bacteria testing. Often fertility doctors will test for this as part of an infertility evaluation for women. ...Read more

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Help docs, is having mycoplasma really serious and could having it long term effect on you?

Help docs, is having mycoplasma really serious and could having it long term effect on you?

Several kinds: There are a few kinds of Mycoplasma. M. pneumoniae causes bronchitis and pneumonia, usually not very serious. M. hominis is a normal bacteria in the genital tract. M. genitalium, also in the genital tract, is sexually transmitted and causes the STD nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men and maybe cervical and tubal infection in women. But even this is not known to have any serious long term effect. ...Read more

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Mycoplasma ferventes can it be cured?

Mycoplasma ferventes can it be cured?

Unclear: I'm not sure if you are referring to mycoplasma fermentans or not. There is the thought that it has a role in gulf war syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and "chronic" lyme disease, but treatments like months and months of IV antibiotics, i'd imagine, would fall outside of mainstream medical care. I'd defer, however, to my infectious disease colleagues to see if they can add any thoughts. ...Read more