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Table 3 Age dependence of the immune response to an M. pneumoniae infection. The absolute number of patients with positive serum samples is given together with the percentages in () of the total number of patients in the age groups

From: Immune response to Mycoplasma pneumoniae P1 and P116 in patients with atypical pneumonia analyzed by ELISA

  Positive in rP116-ELISA Positive in rP1-ELISA Positive in CFT
  IgM IgG IgM IgG  
Age 16–30 12 (39%) 24 (77%) 17 (55%) 22 (74%) 24 (77%)
Age 31–50 20 (29%) 39 (56%) 19 (27%) 33 (47%) 29 (41%)
Age 51–83 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%)