A clinical case of post pneumonia bronchiectasis due to Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

Francesco Macrì, F. P. Rossi, C. Lambiase, A. Frassanito

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Abstract

We describe the case of a thirteen-year-old patient who, following Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection, presented a poorly productive cough and objective findings characterized by bilateral rattles and moans at the left base of the paravertebral thoracic area, reduced vesicular murmur on the whole pulmonary circle and bronchial puff in the left basal area. The laboratory data underlined an infection due to Mycoplasma Pneumoniae. Due to the persisting symptoms - despite the administration of correct antibiotic therapy, the girl underwent pulmonary high resolution CT scan, which provided evidence of bronchiectasis, an uncommon finding following Mycoplasma infection in immuno-competent people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-364
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume32
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Mycoplasma Pneumoniae
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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