Novel Variant and Known Mutation in 23S rRNA Gene of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Northern Vietnam, 2023

Dinh Dung Nguyen, Nhan Thi Ho, Lynn G. Dover, Anh Hang Mai Vo, Ha Thi Thanh Ly, Phuong Mai Doan, Hang Thi Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Thao Luu, An Nhat Pham, Huyen Thi Thanh Tran*

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During a 2023 outbreak of Mycoplasma pneumoniae–associated community-acquired pneumonia among children in northern Vietnam, we analyzed M. pneumoniae isolated from nasopharyngeal samples. In almost half (6 of 13) of samples tested, we found known A2063G mutations (macrolide resistance) and a novel C2353T variant on the 23S rRNA gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1034-1036
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Early online date4 Apr 2024
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2024

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