publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Central nervous system manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections.

Tsiodras, S.; Kelesidis, I.; Kelesidis, T.; Stamboulis, E.; Giamarellou, H.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2005 Journal: Journal of Infection, volume 51, pages 343-354 (issn: 0163-4453, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is associated with several manifestations from the central nervous system (CNS) such as encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, acute transverse myelitis, stroke, and polyradiculopathy. In the current paper epidemiologic, clinical, laboratory and treatment data on these manifestations are reviewed. The M. pneumoniae induced immune dysregulation and its contributing role in the pathogenesis of neurological insult is discussed. The recent introduction in clinical practice of newer molecular diagnostic techniques has helped in establishing a firmer association between M. pneumoniae infection and CNS disease especially encephalitis. Clinici...
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free text keywords: Microbiology (medical), Infectious Diseases, Myelitis, medicine.disease, medicine, Immune dysregulation, medicine.disease_cause, Aseptic meningitis, Virology, Encephalitis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Immunology, Acute Transverse Myelitis, business.industry, business, Pathogenesis, Mycoplasma
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Central nervous system manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections.

Tsiodras, S.; Kelesidis, I.; Kelesidis, T.; Stamboulis, E.; Giamarellou, H.;