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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
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Necrotizing Pneumonitis Caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Pediatric Patients: Report of Five Cases and Review of Literature

Wang, Ruay-Shyang MD†; Wang, Shuo-Yu MD*; Hsieh, Kai-Sheng MD*; Chiou, Yee-Hsuan MD*; Huang, I-Fei MD*; Cheng, Ming-Feng MD*; Chiou, Christine C. MD‡

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is usually self-limited without severe sequelae. We report 5 pediatric patients with necrotizing pneumonitis caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae and reviewed the reported cases in the English language. Protracted course of fever and respiratory distress were noted in all 5 patients. Macrolides and adequate chest tube drainage for pleural effusion were the mainstay of treatment.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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