Figure. Timing and characteristics of patients and contacts in a study using the multilocus variable-number tandem repeat (MLVA) typing method to show evidence of clonal spread of a unique strain of Mycoplasma pneumoniaeM. pneumoniae–specific real-time PCR; PCR, throat swab specimen negative by M. pneumoniae–specific real-time PCR; type J, MLVA type J; type ND, MLVA type not determined; *PCR performed after an 8-day macrolide treatment; IgG+, IgM+, presence of specific M. pneumoniae IgG and IgM in serum; IgG–, IgM–, absence of specific M. pneumoniae IgG or IgM, respectively, in serum.
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.