Published in Pharma Investments, Ventures and Law Weekly, July 25th, 2004
"Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is one of the smallest free-living bacteria known. Along with other unique characteristics of this genus, it lacks the typical peptidoglycan cell wall of most eubacteria. Best known for causing tracheobronchitis and atypical pneumonia in humans, this pathogen also causes a number of extrapulmonary syndromes such as meningitis/encephalitis and arthritis," investigators in China and the United States report.
"Recent studies also suggest that infection...
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