Neumonía y miositis aguda benigna de la infancia por Mycoplasma pneumoniae asociado a encefalitis: reporte de caso

Translated title of the contribution: Pneumonia and benign acute myositis of childhood due to Mycoplasma pneu-moniae associated with encephalitis: A case report

Noé Atamari-Anahui, Yamali Benites-Cóndor, Maycol Suker Ccorahua-Rios, Marilyn Carmen Rodríguez-Camino, Evelina Andrea Rondón-Abuhadba, Héctor Núñez-Paucar

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Abstract

One of the leading causes of pneumonia in children between 5 to 15 years is Mycoplasma pneumoniae, a bacterium that causes atypical clinical manifestations such as myositis and encephalitis. We report a 5-year-old girl who presented functional limitations of the lower extremities preceded by an upper respiratory infection. Later on, she developed pneumonia and encephalitis. Antibiotics and antivirals were administered due to the clinical deterioration of the patient. IgM serology for Mycoplasma pneumoniae was positive, while the other viral studies were negative. The clinical course was favorable with a progressive decrease in respiratory distress, sensorial disorder, and improvement in the functional limitations of the lower limbs after 15 days of treatment.

Translated title of the contributionPneumonia and benign acute myositis of childhood due to Mycoplasma pneu-moniae associated with encephalitis: A case report
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)e8006
JournalMedwave
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

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