2 Cases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection with severe pneumonia

Shin Tae Kim, Nyung Lee Shun, Jeong Lee Seok, Moon Jung Pil, Jun Park Hong, Sang Shin Myung, Whan Kim Chong, Ghil Lee Bu, Sangha Kim, Won Yeon Lee, Chul Shin Kye, Joong Yong Suk

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is the leading cause of pneumonia in older children and young adults. Normally, it does not progress to a condition requiring hospitalization but improves spontaneously or has a mild clinical course. We report two cases of M. pneumoniae pneumonia with different clinical manifestations from the normal course. The patients were young healthy individuals. The diagnoses were made by serology. However, it could not be determined beforehand that they had M. pneumoniae pneumonia. Based on the empirical treatment strategy of severe community acquired pneumonia, the patients were treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics including cephalosporin, quinolone and macrolide. After administering the antibiotics, they showed a gradually favorable clinical course and recovered without residual complications. A M. pneumoniae infection should be considered as a cause of severe community acquired pneumonia, and empirical treatment targeting this organism might be helpful in treating patients with the severe manifestation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-520
Number of pages6
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Pneumonia
Mycoplasma Pneumonia
Infection
Quinolones
Macrolides
Serology
Cephalosporins
Young Adult
Hospitalization
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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Kim, S. T., Shun, N. L., Seok, J. L., Pil, M. J., Hong, J. P., Myung, S. S., ... Suk, J. Y. (2007). 2 Cases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection with severe pneumonia. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 63(6), 515-520. https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2007.63.6.515
Kim, Shin Tae ; Shun, Nyung Lee ; Seok, Jeong Lee ; Pil, Moon Jung ; Hong, Jun Park ; Myung, Sang Shin ; Chong, Whan Kim ; Bu, Ghil Lee ; Kim, Sangha ; Lee, Won Yeon ; Kye, Chul Shin ; Suk, Joong Yong. / 2 Cases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection with severe pneumonia. In: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases. 2007 ; Vol. 63, No. 6. pp. 515-520.
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