Is there any relationship between extra-pulmonary manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and atopy/respiratory allergy in children?

Dimitri Poddighe, Gian Luigi Marseglia

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Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of respiratory infections in children, but sometimes extra-pulmonary diseases can be observed. The immunological mechanisms involved in these extra-respiratory complications are unknown. Here, we report a small case series of Mycoplasma-related diseases including 5 children who developed: i) aseptic meningitis; ii) urticarial rash and pericardial effusion; iii) pleural effusion with severe eosinophilia; iv) Stevens-Johnson syndrome; v) multiform erythema. Interestingly, all children were moderately to highly atopic, as a common immunologic feature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6395
JournalPediatric Reports
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atopy
  • Extra-pulmonary diseases
  • Mycoplasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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