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Flashcards in Mycoplasma Deck (18):
1

Do these organisms have a cell wall

No

2

Can mycoplasma gram stain

No , because it has no cell wall

3

Would penicillin work on myocobacterium

No because has no cell wall

4

What kind of treatment can be used for mycobacterium

Tetracycline (protein synthesis)

5

Mycoplasma is in the shape of

Fried eggs

6

Are these intracellular or extra cellular pathogens

Intra

7

Where does this pathogen attach inside the body

Bronchiole walls

8

Which is worse pnumococcal pneumonia or mycoplasma pnuemonia

Punumococcal

9

What are cold agglutinins

Increase in IgM antibodys cause RBC’s to clump together in the cold

10

How can it be diagnosed

Sputum culture , serological testing , cold agglutination

11

What drugs are used to treat and what do they target

Tetracycline, erythromycin . They target protein synthesis

12

What is P1

A specialized tip that allows it to attach

13

Which mycoplasma are associated with oral

M. Salivarium, m pneumonia

14

What kind of cough is seen in M. Pnuemoniae

Non productive

15

How do mycoplasma differ from other bacteria

No cell wall, sterols in the membrane

16

What age group

Young adult and teens

17

How can the infection be diagnosed

Non specific test- cold agglutination titer
Antibody to P1

18

What is the virulence factor

P1 adhesion