Sep 1, 1996

Fatal thrombocytopenia associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection

The Journal of Infection
P VenkatesanC J Ellis

Abstract

The case of a 21-year-old male who presented with pneumonia associated with thrombocytopenia and bleeding and who died from intracranial haemorrhage is described. Very high titres of complement fixing and agglutinating anti-mycoplasma antibodies indicated recent Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Possible links between thrombocytopenia and M. pneumoniae infection are discussed.

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Thrombocytopenia
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Hemorrhagic Septicemia
Mycoplasma
Fatal Outcome
Mycoplasma Infections
Mycoplasma Infection in Conditions Classified Elsewhere and of Unspecified Site
Culture, Mycoplasma, Any Source
Mycoplasma Pneumonia
Pneumonia

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