Increased reports of Mycoplasma pneumoniae from laboratories in Scotland in 2010 and 2011-impact of the epidemic in infants

N. J. Gadsby, A. J. Reynolds, J. McMenamin, R. N. Gunson, S. McDonagh, P. J. Molyneaux, D. L. Yirrell, K. E. Templeton

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    In common with reports from other European countries, we describe a substantial increase in the number of laboratory reports of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Scotland in 2010 and 2011. The highest number of reports came from those aged one year and younger. However, reports from young children were more likely to come from PCR testing than serological testing.

    In light of the increasing incidence of M. pneumoniae in other parts of the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe in 2010 and 2011, we examined the numbers of M. pneumoniae laboratory reports in Scotland from January 2008 to December 2011. Here we describe the temporal distribution of reports and the age groups most affected.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number20110
    Pages (from-to)15-18
    Number of pages4
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2012

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