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Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection or harmless colonisation?

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 22 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3222


Mycoplasma pneumoniae is thought to be an important cause of respiratory tract infection in children. Asymptomatic carriage is also common, according to an epidemiological study from the Netherlands. A fifth of children admitted to one hospital for routine surgery had M …

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