Acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction

Peter Yew, David Farren, Tanya Curran, Peter V Coyle, Conall McCaughey, Lorcan McGarvey

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Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is a common pathogen in cases of atypical pneumonia. Most individuals with Mycoplasma pneumonia run a benign course, with non-specific symptoms of malaise, fever and non-productive cough that usually resolve with no long-term sequelae. Acute lung injury is not commonly seen in Mycoplasma pneumonia. We report a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome cause by M. pneumoniae diagnosed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-9
Number of pages2
JournalThe Ulster Medical Journal
Volume81
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Pneumonia, Mycoplasma
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult

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