Rapid defervescence after doxycycline treatment of macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated community-acquired pneumonia in children

David Christopher Lung, Eric Kam Tong Yip, David Shu Yan Lam, Tak Lun Que
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2013, 32 (12): 1396-9
We did a retrospective review of children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection hospitalized from March 2010 to March 2013. Mycoplasma-resistant M. pneumoniae constituted 70% of the total M. pneumoniae-associated community-acquired pneumonia. Doxycycline was significantly more effective than macrolide for treatment of Mycoplasma-resistant M. pneumoniae-associated community-acquired pneumonia in terms of achievement of rapid defervescence within 24 hours.

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