publication . Article . 1993

CNS Manifestations Associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infections: Summary of Cases at the University of Helsinki and Review

Marjaleena Koskiniemi;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 1993 Journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, volume 17, issue Suppl 1, pages S52-S57 (issn: 1058-4838, eissn: 1537-6591, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Abstract
Abstract CNS manifestations appear in one of 1,000 patients with Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated infections. Encephalitis is the most frequent manifestation, but cases of meningitis, myelitis, and polyradiculitis, as well as many other symptoms (e.g., coma, ataxia, psychosis, and stroke), have been reported. The onset of these manifestations is usually acute, with lowered consciousness, convulsions, pareses, and other neurological signs. Severe, even fatal, cases are known. The pathophysiology of CNS manifestations is unknown. To our knowledge, M. pneumoniae has never been isolated from brain tissue, but instead it has been recovered from CSF specimens in at le...
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free text keywords: Mollicutes: Mycoplasma Pneumoniae and Mycoplasma Genitalium, Microbiology (medical), Infectious Diseases, Ataxia, medicine.symptom, medicine, Paresis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, medicine.disease_cause, Coma, Encephalitis, medicine.disease, Immunology, Meningitis, Stroke, business.industry, business, Myelitis
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publication . Article . 1993

CNS Manifestations Associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infections: Summary of Cases at the University of Helsinki and Review

Marjaleena Koskiniemi;