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A Case of Mycoplasmal Meningitis Associated with Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Pneumonia.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(4):556-560.
Published online April 30, 1989.
A Case of Mycoplasmal Meningitis Associated with Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Pneumonia.
Sang Young Jeong, Seung Koog Kim, Sung Ho Cha, Sa Jun Chung, Chang Il Ahn
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae 폐렴에 동반된 Mycoplasmal Meningitis 1례
정상영, 김승국, 차성호, 정사준, 안창일
경희대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 12 July 1988   • Accepted: 4 November 1988
Mycoplasmas have been recognized as pathogens of respiratory tract in children and adolescence, but clinically apparent pneumonia develops in only 3 to 10% of infected persons. Central nervous system complication, such as aseptic meningitis, meningoencephalitis. transverse myelitis, hemiplegia, cerebellar ataxia and psychosis, associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection were developed in .0.1 % of all Mycoplasmal infection. We experienced a case of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia and meningitis in 5 year old boy which was resistant to various antibiotics during several hospital days. Central nervous system symptom and sign were developed during sixth hospital day, with increased cold agglutinin in both serum and cerebrospinal fluid and indirect hemagglutinin inhibition titer in rum. He was clinically improved after oral medication of erythromycin. The case was presented with brief review of Iiterature.
Key Words: Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, meningitis

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