Mycoplasma, the smallest free-living organisms.

Question on Mycoplasma

What is microplasma, and what does it have to do with FMS and CFS? Also, what does Zivox have to do with microplasmas?


I think that you must be referring to mycoplasma, the smallest free-living organisms. Like bacteria, they can survive on their own, reproduce by division, have both DNA and RNA and are susceptible to antibiotics. Unlike bacteria, they have no cell wall. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the mycoplasma that is most associated with disease in humans, although Mycoplasma hominis can cause disease as well. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of pneumonia, bronchitis and throat and ear infections, especially in children and young adults. Mycoplasma hominis can cause infections of the vagina, cervix and uterus.

Since people affected with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia have impaired immune function they are often more susceptible to all kinds of infections including mycoplasma. In addition to treating specific infections, support of immune function is an important part of treatment for CFS and FMS. Promoting positive emotions, decreasing and managing stress, adequate rest, and proper nutrition all help to support a strong immune system and decreased incidence of infections.

Zyvox is a brand new antibiotic specifically developed to treat some bacterial infections that are resistant to other antibiotics. Generally mycoplasma infections are successfully treated with either erythromycins or tetracyclines. Zyvox might be considered if a mycoplasma infection was resistant to either erythromycin or tetracycline and testing showed it is susceptible to the Zyvox.


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