Co-infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) in an immunocompetent child with meningoencephalitis: A random association?

F. Vianello, F. Barbaro, P. Cogo, A. Furlan, M. Trevenzoli, D. Sgarabotto

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Abstract

Encephalitis can represent a complication of both Mycoplasma and Human Herpesvirus type 6 infections and, although uncommon, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We describe a 13-year-old girl with fever, headache and mental changes with a pattern of concomitant Mycoplasma and Human Herpesvirus-6 infection. The hypothetical relationship between this dual infection and the central nervous system disease is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-176
Number of pages3
JournalInfection
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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