Mycoplasma

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Mycoplasma
M. haemofelis IP2011.jpg
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Bacteria
Phylum: Tenericutes
Cless: Mollicutes
Order: Mycoplasmatales
Faimily: Mycoplasmataceae
Genus: Mycoplasma
Nowak 1929
Mycoplasmosis
Clessification an freemit resoorces
Specialty infectious disease
ICD-10 A49.3
ICD-9-CM 041.81

Mycoplasma is a genus o bacteria that lack a cell waw aroond thair cell membrane.[1] Wioot a cell waw, thay are unaffectit bi mony common antibiotics such as penicillin or ither beta-lactam antibiotics that target cell waw synthesis. They can be parasitic or saprotrophic. Several species are pathogenic in humans, includin M. pneumoniae, which is an important cause o atypical pneumonia an ither respiratory disorders, an M. genitalium, which is believed tae be involved in pelvic inflammatory diseases. Mycoplasma are the smawest bacterial cells yet discovered,[2] can survive wioot oxygen an are teepically aboot 0.1  µm in diameter. Hunders o mycoplasmas infect animals.[3]

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  1. Ryan KJ, Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. pp. 409–12. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9. 
  2. Richard L. Sweet, Ronald S. Gibbs. Infectious Diseases of the Female Genital Tract. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009. 
  3. Larsen, Bryan; Hwang, Joseph (2010). "Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Fresh Look". Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2010: 1–7. doi:10.1155/2010/521921. ISSN 1064-7449.