No Evidence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Acute MyringitisKotikoski, Mikko J. MD*; Kleemola, Marjaana MD†; Palmu, Arto A. I. MD†Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: May 2004 - Volume 23 - Issue 5 - pp 465-466 Brief Reports Abstract Author Information Abstract Our aim was to discover Mycoplasma pneumoniae in bullous and hemorrhagic myringitis in children <2 years of age. Middle ear fluid samples (n = 37) and samples taken from the blisters of the tympanic membranes (n = 12) studied by polymerase chain reaction for M. pneumoniae were negative. This study does not support an important role for M. pneumoniae as an etiologic agent in acute myringitis. Author Information From *Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland; and †National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland. Accepted for publication December 31, 2003. Reprints not available. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.