Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated Mucositis: A Recently Described Entity

Zão, Inês and Ribeiro, Fani and Rocha, Valter and Neto, Pedro and Matias, Carla and Jesus, Gorete (2018) Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated Mucositis: A Recently Described Entity. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (11). ISSN 2284-2594

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) is a common cause of respiratory infections and can be associated with extrapulmonary complications. MP mucositis has recently been described as a distinct endemic clinical entity called Mycoplasma pneumoniae-induced rash and mucositis (MIRM). The authors present the case of a 46-year-old man with atypical pneumonia associated with exuberant mucositis, conjunctival hyperaemia and positive serological assays for MP IgM. The patient was treated with azithromycin and systemic corticosteroid therapy. Supportive care including pain management, intravenous hydration and mucosal care was also given. There was complete resolution of the pneumonia and mucositis. The presence of atypical pneumonia with mucosal involvement without cutaneous lesions and a favourable clinical evolution led to the diagnosis of MIRM.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mycoplasma pneumoniae, mucositis, conjunctival hyperaemia, atypical pneumonia
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Greta Di Blasio
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 10:26
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 10:26

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