Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 65(4); 2008 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2008;65(4):261-268.
DOI:    Published online October 1, 2008.
Association of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Asthma Pathogenesis.
M Marie Mohammed Ali
Clinical Laboratory Department, Riyadh College of Health Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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.
Key Words: Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Asthma, Pathogenesis, Antimicrobial, Diagnosis

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