Accession Number : AD0616718

Title :   THE ROLE OF MYCOPLASMA (PLEUROPNEUMONIALIKE ORGANISMS) IN HUMAN DISEASE.

Descriptive Note : Vol. 15, no. 14,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE N C

Personal Author(s) : Shepard,Maurice C. ; Calvy,George L.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The role of Mycoplasma (pleuropneumonia-like organisms) in human disease is reviewed and discussed. Continuing studies for more than two decades, initiated by the Commission on Acute Respiratory Diseases in World War II, extended by Eaton, Liu, et al., and resolved by Chanock and his associates, have established the Mycoplasma as true pathogens for human beings. Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been identified as the agent of cold-agglutinin-positive primary atypical pneumonia. Investigations in a different field of human disease - nongonococcal urethritis - give promise of selectively identifying still another member of the Mycoplasma group as a human pathogen. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MYCOPLASMA, DISEASES), PATHOLOGY, ETIOLOGY, AGGLUTININS, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, URINARY SYSTEM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE