2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Mission Vision History
2016-2018 2014-2016 2012-2014 2010-2012 2008-2010 2006-2008 2004-2006 2002-2004 2000-2002 1998-2000 1995-1998
General Information Article Publishing Agreement Instruction to Authors Peer Reviewers Journal Search
23rd Convention 22nd Convention 21st Convention 20th Convention 19th Convention 18th Convention 17th Convention 16th Convention 15th Convention
Show All 23rd Convention 22nd Convention 21st Convention 20th Convention 19th Convention 17th Convention

Prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection among Children with Acute Respiratory Infection: A Prospective Case Control Study

Journal 2014 Vol.15 No.2
Karen Rose Matias-Toledo, MD, Robert Dennis Garcia, MD
Mycoplasma pneumoniae, acute respiratory tract infection, mycoplasma infection
Background: Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been implicated as a significant etiologic agent of lower respiratory tract infection among children to 18 years old, however, its prevalence in younger children age 5 years and below appears to be increasing.

Objectives: This study was performed to determine the prevalence, clinical and radiologic features associated with children 5 years old and below admitted with respiratory tract infection.

Methods: This is a prospective case control study involving children 5 years old and below with signs and symptoms of respiratory tract infection, and were tested for M. pneumoniae IgM at the Makati Medical Center and admitted between May 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012. Subjects were children with positive M pneumoniae IgM test (MPP) and controls were children with negative M pneumoniae IgM test (MPN). Clinical, radiologic and laboratory characteristics of MPP and MPN were recorded.

Results: Twenty-one out of 82 (25.6%) subjects were MPP. The male to female ratio was 1:1.05 witha mean age of 34 months. Clinical, radiologic characteristic and laboratory findings between MPP and MPN were not statistically significant.

Conclusion: The prevalence of M. pneumoniae infection among the subjects was 25.6%. distinguish M. pneumoniae infection.

***2nd Place PIDSP Research Contest 2013
View Full Article in PDF format


EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
Cecilia Maramba-Lazarte, MD, MScID

ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Nancy Bermal, MD
Arlene Dy-Co, MD

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Gyneth Bibera, MD
Mary Anne Bunyi, MD
Elizabeth Gallardo, MD
Jonathan Lim, MD
Xenia Cathrine Fabay , MD
Fatima Jimenez , MD
Nanette Cuady-Madrid, MD
Carmina Arriola, MD
Arlene S. Dy-Co, MD
Maria Estrella Balao-Litam, MD, MBA-H
Belle Ranile, MD
Xenia Catherine J. Fabay, MD

JOURNAL MANAGER:
Rea Uy-Epistola