Identification of bacterial and viral codetections with Mycoplasma pneumoniae using the TaqMan Array Card in patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia

Maureen H. Diaz, Kristen E. Cross, Alvaro J. Benitez, Lauri A. Hicks, Preeta Kutty, Anna M. Bramley, James D. Chappell, Weston Hymas, Anami Patel, Chao Qi, Derek J. Williams, Sandra R. Arnold, Krow Ampofo, Wesley H. Self, Carlos G. Grijalva, Evan J. Anderson, Jonathan A. McCullers, Andrew T. Pavia, Richard G. Wunderink, Kathryn M. EdwardsSeema Jain, Jonas M. Winchell*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Scopus citations

Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae was detected in a number of patients with community-acquired pneumonia in a recent prospective study. To assess whether other pathogens were also detected in these patients, TaqMan Array Cards were used to test 216 M pneumoniae-positive respiratory specimens for 25 additional viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens. It is interesting to note that 1 or more codetections, predominantly bacterial, were identified in approximately 60% of specimens, with codetections being more common in children. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2016. This work is written by (a) US Government employee(s) and is in the public domain in the US.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Multipathogen detection
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Identification of bacterial and viral codetections with Mycoplasma pneumoniae using the TaqMan Array Card in patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this