Meningoencephalitis associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Meningoencephalitis associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Alternative title Meningoencefalite associada ao Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Author Lalibera, Isabella Batista de Google Scholar
Silveira, Guilherme de Abreu Google Scholar
Toma, Ricardo Katsuya Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kuo, Jack Yung Google Scholar
Troster, Eduardo Juan Google Scholar
Institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein Pediatric Department
Abstract We report a case of a child with meningoencephalitis of atypical etiology. The patient developed the disease after an infection in the upper airways with unfavorable evolution. The clinical recovery was only possible after the administration of adequate antibiotic therapy for the etiological agent. This case report describes a child with meningoencephalitis of atypical etiology. The patient developed the disease after an infection in the superior airways with negative evolution. The clinical recovery was possible only after the introduction of adequate antibiotic therapy for the etiological agent.

Este relato de caso descreve uma criança com menignoencefalite de etiologia atípica. A paciente desenvolveu a doença após infecção de vias aéreas superiores, com evolução desfavorável. Houve recuperação clínica somente após introdução de antibioticoterapia adequada para o agente etiológico.
Keywords Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Meningoencephalitis
Diagnosis, differential
Case reports
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Meningoencefalite
Diagnóstico diferencial
Relatos de casos
Language English
Date 2012-03-01
Published in Einstein (São Paulo). Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein, v. 10, n. 1, p. 100-102, 2012.
ISSN 1679-4508 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein
Extent 100-102
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-45082012000100021
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1679-45082012000100021 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/6996

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