Comparison of Molecular Characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Specimens Collected from the United States and China

Yan, C.; Sun, H.; Lee, S.; Selvarangan, R.; Qin, X.; Tang, Y. W.; Waites, K. B.; Zheng, X.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Sep 25; 53(12):3891-3


Mycoplasma pneumoniae-positive clinical specimens obtained from the United States and China during the same period were studied for their molecular characteristics. We found much more diverse genotypes and a lower prevalence of macrolide resistance in the U.S. specimens. Data from the study also showed an association of the resistance with certain genotypes.

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