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Okay. My boyfriend told me he has something called a microplasmic infection. What exactly is that? And is it dangerous?

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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Mycoplasma infection

A mycoplasma infection typically causes a prolonged, though usually mild, pneumonia.
This infection is also called atypical pneumonia or walking pneumonia. It is usually not dangerous, though is easily transmissible. Antibiotics like Azithromycin can shorten the course of the infection and make it less likely to spread.

In brief: Mycoplasma infection

A mycoplasma infection typically causes a prolonged, though usually mild, pneumonia.
This infection is also called atypical pneumonia or walking pneumonia. It is usually not dangerous, though is easily transmissible. Antibiotics like Azithromycin can shorten the course of the infection and make it less likely to spread.
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