High Prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae in Children with Acute Respiratory Infections from Lima, Peru

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http://hdl.handle.net/10757/621009
Title:
High Prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae in Children with Acute Respiratory Infections from Lima, Peru
Authors:
del Valle-Mendoza, Juana; Orellana-Peralta, Fiorella; Marcelo-Rodríguez, Alvaro; Verne, Eduardo; Esquivel-Vizcarra, Mónica; Silva-Caso, Wilmer; Aguilar-Luis, Miguel Angel; Weilg, Pablo; Casabona-Oré, Verónica; Ugarte, Claudia; del Valle, Luis J.
Citation:
High Prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae in Children with Acute Respiratory Infections from Lima, Peru 2017, 12 (1):e0170787 PLOS ONE
Journal:
PLOS ONE
Issue Date:
27-Jan-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/621009
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0170787
Additional Links:
http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0170787
Abstract:
Background Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae are atypical pathogens responsible for pneumonia and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in low income countries. The study objective is to determine the prevalence of this pathogens in Peruvian children with acute respiratory infections. Methods A consecutive cross-sectional study was conducted in Lima, Peru from May 2009 to September 2010. A total of 675 children admitted with clinical diagnoses of acute respiratory infections were tested for Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and clinical symptoms were registered by the attending physician. Results Mycoplasma pneumonia was detected in 25.19% (170/675) of nasopharyngeal samples and Chlamydia pneumonia in 10.52% (71/675). The most common symptoms in patients with these atypical pathogens were rhinorrhea, cough and fever. A higher prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae cases were registered in summer, between December 2009 and March 2010. Conclusions Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumonia are a significant cause of morbidity in Peruvian children with acute respiratory infections (ARI). Further studies should evaluate the use of reliable techniques such as PCR in Peru in order to avoid underdiagnoses of these atypical pathogens.
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Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
spa
Keywords:
Chlamydophila pneumoniae; Mycoplasma pneumoniae; infecciones respiratorias agudas; PCR en tiempo real; Perú
ISSN:
1932-6203
Email:
jdelvall@upc.edu.pe

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dc.contributor.authordel Valle-Mendoza, Juanaes
dc.contributor.authorOrellana-Peralta, Fiorellaes
dc.contributor.authorMarcelo-Rodríguez, Alvaroes
dc.contributor.authorVerne, Eduardoes
dc.contributor.authorEsquivel-Vizcarra, Mónicaes
dc.contributor.authorSilva-Caso, Wilmeres
dc.contributor.authorAguilar-Luis, Miguel Angeles
dc.contributor.authorWeilg, Pabloes
dc.contributor.authorCasabona-Oré, Verónicaes
dc.contributor.authorUgarte, Claudiaes
dc.contributor.authordel Valle, Luis J.es
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-07T16:04:25Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-07T16:04:25Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-27-
dc.identifier.citationHigh Prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae in Children with Acute Respiratory Infections from Lima, Peru 2017, 12 (1):e0170787 PLOS ONEes
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0170787-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/621009-
dc.description.abstractBackground Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae are atypical pathogens responsible for pneumonia and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in low income countries. The study objective is to determine the prevalence of this pathogens in Peruvian children with acute respiratory infections. Methods A consecutive cross-sectional study was conducted in Lima, Peru from May 2009 to September 2010. A total of 675 children admitted with clinical diagnoses of acute respiratory infections were tested for Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and clinical symptoms were registered by the attending physician. Results Mycoplasma pneumonia was detected in 25.19% (170/675) of nasopharyngeal samples and Chlamydia pneumonia in 10.52% (71/675). The most common symptoms in patients with these atypical pathogens were rhinorrhea, cough and fever. A higher prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae cases were registered in summer, between December 2009 and March 2010. Conclusions Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumonia are a significant cause of morbidity in Peruvian children with acute respiratory infections (ARI). Further studies should evaluate the use of reliable techniques such as PCR in Peru in order to avoid underdiagnoses of these atypical pathogens.es
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dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Académico - UPCes_PE
dc.subjectChlamydophila pneumoniaees
dc.subjectMycoplasma pneumoniaees
dc.subjectinfecciones respiratorias agudases
dc.subjectPCR en tiempo reales
dc.subjectPerúes
dc.titleHigh Prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae in Children with Acute Respiratory Infections from Lima, Perues
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dc.identifier.journalPLOS ONEes
dc.contributor.emailjdelvall@upc.edu.pees
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