publication . Article . 2008

mycoplasma pneumoniae nervous system complications in childhood and review of the literature

Uluç Yiş; Semra Hız Kurul; Handan Çakmakçı; Eray Dirik;
  • Published: 28 May 2008 Journal: European Journal of Pediatrics, volume 167, pages 973-978 (issn: 0340-6199, eissn: 1432-1076, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an important pathogen which causes nervous system disorders during or after the course of a respiratory tract infection. The exact pathogenic mechanism which causes neurological disorders still remains unknown. Although meningoencephalitis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis are common complications, there are few cases of acute transverse myelitis and isolated abducens nerve palsy associated with M. pneumoniae infection in childhood. The association between ocular myasthenia gravis and M. pneumoniae infection has not been described before. Here, we describe five patients with different nervous system complications associated with M...
free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Nervous system, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Ocular myasthenia, medicine.disease, Meningoencephalitis, business.industry, business, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, medicine.disease_cause, Abducens nerve, Acute Transverse Myelitis, Central nervous system, Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, Immunology
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