Meningoencephalitis in a Child with Mycoplasma Pneumonia


Meningoencephalitis in a Child with Mycoplasma Pneumonia


J. Kelly Smith, MD, FACP

Departments of Academic Affairs and Biomedical Sciences, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614


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The patient is a 15-year-old girl who presented with a 4-day history of fever, a persistent cough, and x-ray evidence of a right middle lobe pneumonia. On day 10 of her illness, at a time when she was afebrile and her pneumonia had cleared, she developed a severe headache and within hours lapsed into coma. Cerebral spinal fluid analysis and serological tests were diagnostic of a post-infectious meningoencephalitis due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae.


Keywords: Meningoencephalitis; Mycoplasma Pneumonia


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How to cite this article:

J. Kelly Smith. Meningoencephalitis in a Child with Mycoplasma Pneumonia. International Journal of Case Reports, 2020; 4:156. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2020-08-2106


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