Table 5

Cure rate [n (%)] of antibiotics in patients with CAP affected by atypical pathogens

Pathogens

β-lactam alone

β-lactam plus macrolides

or fluoroquinolone (alone

or combine with other

antibiotics)


MP, CP, MP+CP

25(62.5)

45(73.8)


MP+bacteria,

CP+bacteria,

MP+CP+bacteria

6(42.9)

25(75.8*)


LP or LP mixed with other pathogens

8(61.5)

10(55.6)


MP: Mycoplasma pneumoniae; CP: Chlamydophila pneumoniae; LP: Legionella pneumophila

*compared to β-lactam alone, p = 0.045

Liu et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2009 9:31   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-31

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