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Table 5 Cure rate [n (%)] of antibiotics in patients with CAP affected by atypical pathogens

From: Causative agent distribution and antibiotic therapy assessment among adult patients with community acquired pneumonia in Chinese urban population

Pathogens β-lactam alone β-lactam plus macrolides
or fluoroquinolone (alone
or combine with other
antibiotics)
MP, CP, MP+CP 25(62.5) 45(73.8)
MP+bacteria,
CP+bacteria,
MP+CP+bacteria
6(42.9) 25(75.8*)
LP or LP mixed with other pathogens 8(61.5) 10(55.6)
  1. MP: Mycoplasma pneumoniae; CP: Chlamydophila pneumoniae; LP: Legionella pneumophila
  2. *compared to β-lactam alone, p = 0.045