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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Pediatrics|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2006|
- Mycoplasma Pneumoniae
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health