Pediatric Mycoplasmosis (Walking Pneumonia)

Caused by a type of mycoplasma bacteria, mycoplasmosis is a respiratory illness that is spread through close contact and the saliva of affected individuals.

What is Pediatric Mycoplasmosis (Walking Pneumonia)?

Also known as walking pneumonia or atypical pneumonia, mycoplasmosis is a respiratory condition. The condition is called “walking pneumonia” because it is often accompanied by a mild case of pneumonia.

What are the different types of Pediatric Mycoplasmosis (Walking Pneumonia)?

There are about 200 types of mycoplasma bacteria, but most of them do not cause any complications. The only type that can cause respiratory illness is mycoplasma pneumonia.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Mycoplasmosis (Walking Pneumonia)?

Signs and symptoms of mycoplasmosis can last for a few days to more than a month, and may include:

What are the causes of Pediatric Mycoplasmosis (Walking Pneumonia)?

A type of mycoplasma bacteria known as mycoplasma pneumonia causes mycoplasmosis. It is spread through contact with the saliva of an infected person. This means a child can contract the virus by being in close proximity to someone with the infection who sneezes or coughs.