Tuberc Respir Dis.  2008 Oct;65(4):261-268.

Association of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Asthma Pathogenesis

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  • 1Clinical Laboratory Department, Riyadh College of Health Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. dr_mmarie2000@yahoo.com

Abstract

The role of atypical bacterial infection in the pathogenesis of asthma is a subject of continuing debate. There is an increasing body of literature concerning the association between the atypical bacteria such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) and asthma pathogenesis. Moreover, many studies investigating such a link have been uncontrolled and have provided conflicting evidence, in part due to the difficulty in accurately diagnosing infection with these atypical pathogens. This manuscript will review the relationship between M. pneumoniae infection and asthma pathogenesis.

Keyword

Mycoplasma pneumoniae; Asthma; Pathogenesis; Antimicrobial; Diagnosis
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