Smallest organism capable of growth on cell-free medium (free-living), no cell wall, aeroibic, intracellular growth in vivo, nonmotile, no capsile or slimelayer, no exotoxins, resistant to all cell wall antibiotics, slow growth
Which 4 species of Mycoplasma cause disease in humans?
M. pneumonia, M. hominis, M. genitalium, and Ureaplasma urealyticum
Which 2 antibiotics can be used to treat Mycoplasma?
Doxycycline and erythromycin
Most common cause of atypical pneumonia, humans only known reservoir, bronchopneumonia rather than in lungs, erythromycin, tetracycline, and doxycycline used to treat
Can occur in M. pneumoniae infections due to cold-agglutinin antibodies leading to necrosis of fingers and toes in sickle cell anemia patients
Resistant to erythromycin, causes pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), can cause spontaneous abortions, transmitted sexually or vertically from mother to infant
Causes urethritis, can cause spontaneous abortions, transmitted sexually or vertically from mother to infant