Name the pathogen based on these clinical manifestations
symptoms similar to tracheobronchitis: cough becomes paroxysmal and productive of mucoid even blood streaked sputum (cough=> retrosternal chest pain)
CXR: unilateral patchy segmental infiltrates, bilateral infiltrates, pleural effusions (25%)
Extrapulmonary manifestations: related to autoantibodies, toxins & host response; deratologic, migratory polyarthritis, CNS conditions, hemolytic anemia, cardiac complications (5%), GI syndromes.
>4x rise in serum antibody
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae (confirmed by serology: complement fixation, ELISA, immunoflourescence techniques or Cold agglutinins)