Complicanze neurologiche dell'infezione da mycoplasma pneumoniae. Descrizione di un caso di meningite a liquor limpido.

Translated title of the contribution: Neurological complications of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Description of a case of meningitis with clear cerebrospinal fluid

L. Bruni, D. Comparcola, E. Ferrante, M. C. Tozzi, L. Tarani, M. P. Smacchia, L. Balducci

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Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M.p.) is generally responsible of upper and lower respiratory tract infections in children in school age; in about 2% of cases can be also considered the cause of a NS infection: meningitis, encephalitis, cerebellitis, transverse myelitis and ascending polyradiculitis. The authors describe a case of meningitis following an acute otitis media in a 6 years old child. This patient presented also a fourfold or greater decrease in titer of complement fixing antibodies to M.p. The authors suggest a systematic research of M.p. in patients with clear CSF meningitis.

Translated title of the contributionNeurological complications of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Description of a case of meningitis with clear cerebrospinal fluid
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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