Medical Question of the Day- 30

A 22-year-old man visits the clinic for evaluation of fever, headache and dry cough for 7 days. His medical history is unremarkable and he takes no medications. He had no previous similar episodes. On examination, temperature is 101.3 F, pulse is 88/min. and blood pressure is 100/60 mmHg. On auscultation, his lungs are clear bilaterally. X-ray shows diffuse infiltration in the lower lobes of both lungs.

What is the most likely causative organism?

A – Streptococci

B – Mycobacteria

C – Mycoplasma

D – Fungi

E – Rickettsia


Mycoplasma pneumonia usually has an atypical presentation and characterized by influenza-like symptoms as fever, headache, malaise and dry cough. Diffuse infiltration in the lower lobes bilaterally differentiates Mycoplasma from the other listed organisms.

The correct answer is C

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28 thoughts on “Medical Question of the Day- 30”

  1. Thank you Dr Sandy

  2. Thank you Dr Basma

  3. Thank you Dr Omar Farul

  4. Thank you Dr Zahraa

  5. Thank you Dr Kumar

  6. c mycoplasma

  7. Mycoplasma

  8. C. Mycoplasma pneumoniae

  9. Thank you Dr Shrimantika

  10. Thank you Dr Thahsin

  11. Thank you Dr Ruba Ali

  12. Thank you Dr Mowna

  13. Thank you Dr Mike Kempton

  14. Thank you Dr Mina Shehata

  15. Mycoplasma..atypical pneumonia

  16. C,mycoplasma atypical pneumonia..

  17. Mycoplasma

  18. C walking pneumonia

  19. B atypical pneumonia” walking pneumonia”

  20. Thank you Dr Daniel Uche

  21. Thank you Dr Kevin

  22. B

  23. Mycoplasma

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