Eaton agent

Term referring to Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Eaton in 1944 isolated the causative agent of primary atypical pneumonia. It had the capability to pass through bacterial filters and hence was considered to be a virus which was named Eaton agent. Later it was found out that Eaton agent was a bacteria and was named Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

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