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What infection causes Morphea?

The cause of morphea is unknown. It may be caused by an unusual reaction of your immune system. In people at increased risk of morphea, it could be triggered by injury to the affected area, medications, chemical toxins, an infection or radiation therapy. The condition isn’t contagious.

What type of pneumonia is caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae?

Pneumonia is inflamed or swollen lung tissue due to infection with a germ. Mycoplasma pneumonia is caused by the bacteria Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M pneumoniae). This type of pneumonia is also called atypical pneumonia because the symptoms are different from those of pneumonia due to other common bacteria.

What is generalized morphea?

Generalized morphea is defined as more than 4 indurated plaques larger than 3 cm each and/or involving 2 of more of 7 anatomic sites (head-neck, each extremity, anterior trunk, and posterior trunk) but sparing the face and hands.

What is the difference between pneumonia and community acquired pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a type of lung infection. It can cause breathing problems and other symptoms. In community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), you get infected in a community setting. It doesn’t happen in a hospital, nursing home, or other healthcare center.

What are the vital signs of a person with pneumonia?

Abnormal vital signs (temperature greater than 37.8 degrees C (100 degrees F), pulse greater than 100/min, or respirations greater than 20/min) were 97% sensitive for the detection of pneumonia.

What tests are done to diagnose pneumonia?


  • Blood tests. Blood tests are used to confirm an infection and to try to identify the type of organism causing the infection.
  • Chest X-ray. This helps your doctor diagnose pneumonia and determine the extent and location of the infection.
  • Pulse oximetry.
  • Sputum test.

Is mycoplasma pneumonia serious?

Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection pneumoniae are sometimes referred to as “walking pneumonia” since symptoms are generally mild. Sometimes M. pneumoniae can cause more serious lung infections that require care in a hospital though.

What does mycoplasma pneumonia mean?

Mycoplasma pneumonia (MP) is a contagious respiratory infection that spreads easily through contact with respiratory fluids. It can cause epidemics.