About this Research Topic
The purpose of this Topic is to thoroughly review and discuss the clinical presentation in view of the improved diagnostics, microbiological and immunological analysis of Mp infections, we will focus on the history of Mp, differentiation from pneumococcal pneumonia, clinical features of severe and fatal Mp pneumonia, whole structure of Mp and mechanism of gliding, clinical and laboratory diagnostics, the role of lipoproteins and Toll-like receptor, CARDS toxin, subtyping of Mp isolates and genome analysis, macrolide resistance and treatment.
Previous reports of Mp pneumonia with multidisciplinary evaluation has been scarcely reported so far. Thus, we believe that these topics will be educative and instructive to a large audience of researchers including clinicians and basic scientists, and thus may help understanding the whole picture of basic and/or clinical aspects of the disease.
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