Acute hypertrophic cardiomyopathy possibly associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection

Nissen, M., McEniery, J., Delbridge, G., Pearn, John H., Sloots, T. and Whight, C. (1995) Acute hypertrophic cardiomyopathy possibly associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 14 1: 74-76.


Author Nissen, M.
McEniery, J.
Delbridge, G.
Pearn, John H.
Sloots, T.
Whight, C.
Title Acute hypertrophic cardiomyopathy possibly associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection
Journal name Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0277-9730
Publication date 1995-01
Year available 1995
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 74
End page 76
Total pages 3
Place of publication Baltimore, Md.
Publisher Williams & Wilkins Co.
Language eng
Subject 111403 Paediatrics
Abstract Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common acute respiratory pathogen causing atypical pneumonia, tracheobronchitis, bronchiolitis and pharyngitis. A wide spectrum of extrapulmonary Mycoplasma disease is recognized and includes various exanthems, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, arthritis, meningoencephalitis, hemolytic anemia and perimyocarditis. Complications may be seen in up to 30% of Mycoplasma infections. Cardiac involvement is uncommon and has been reported rarely in children. We report a child with M. pneumoniae pharyngitis, pneumonia and a transient acute hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which to our knowledge has not been described previously. The diagnosis was supported by the detection of M. pneumoniae deoxyribonucleic acid in nasopharyngeal aspirate fluid with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and positive serology for M. pneumoniae by IgM immunofluorescence and particle agglutination.
Keyword Cardiomyopathy
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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