What are 2 pathognomonic lesions associated with Mycoplasma infection?
bronchiectasis, infection of the respiratory epithelium of airway
Mycoplasma causes chronic ___________.
What are 2 examples of Mycoplasma species?
avian and swine mycoplasma
Newly reclassified unculturable erythrocyte-tropic Mycoplasma that causes anemia and jaundice.
The adherence virulence factor of Mycoplasma allows the organism to _______________; it causes _________ destruction of _________; it contains an ________ to obtain purine and pyrimidine bases from the host.
evade the host's immune response; immune-mediated; host cells; endonuclease
Stimulation of immune cells by Mycoplasma results in secretion of ______________.
Mycoplasma is a(n) ____________ of animals and humans; transmission is by ________, _________, or _________.