Korean J Epidemiol.  2006 Jun;28(1):112-118.

Case Series of Pediatric Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Pneumonia Inpatients in A Hospital

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Korea. wisewine@dongguk.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
The aim of this report is to examine characteristics of pediatric Mycoplasma Pneumoniae pneumonia inpatients.
METHODS
The authors conducted a medical record survey among 236 children under seventeen were hospitalized in a university hospital due to Mycoplasma Pneumoniae pneumonia, 2001-2003. The author reviewed gender, age, address, developed date of symptoms, admission day, discharge day, etc.
RESULTS
The number of inpatients was increased during late summer and fall. The mean age of all cases was 3.7+/-2.9 years old. One hundred ninety three cases (81.8%) had lung infiltration findings. The mean symptomatic period was 11.9+/-6.4 days (maximum 44 days, minimum 4 days, median 10 days), the mean hospital length of stay was 5.2+/-2.5 days (maximum 17 days, minimum 0 day, median 5 days). DISCUSSION: The authors reviewed characteristics during last 3 years for Mycoplasma Pneumoniae pneumonia. This report is meaningful with its basic data for the epidemiologic characteristics of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae pneumonia inpatients.

Keyword

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae; Pneumonia, Medical records; Pediatrics

MeSH Terms

Child
Humans
Inpatients*
Length of Stay
Lung
Medical Records
Mycoplasma pneumoniae*
Mycoplasma*
Pediatrics
Pneumonia*
Pneumonia, Mycoplasma*
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