Mycoplasma pneumoniae as a cause of meningoencephalitis in an 8-year-old boy

Jeffery R. Kile, Chandy John

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Pneumonia, acute mental status changes, and extrapyramidal symptoms developed in an 8-year-old boy. On admission to the hospital, he had elevated Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM and IgG titers and MRI revealed an increased signal on T2-weighted images. A diagnosis of M pneumoniae meningoencephalitis was made. This case highlights one of the most common extrapulmonary complications of M pneumoniae infection, that of induced neurologic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalInfections in Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002



  • Meningoencephalitis
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Striatal necrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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