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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000140
Instructive Cases

Cerebellitis and Acute Obstructive Hydrocephalus Associated With Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

Schmucker, Robyn D. MD*; Ehret, Anna MD; Marshall, Gary S. MD*

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Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is associated with a variety of extrapulmonary manifestations, including central nervous system inflammation. A 9-year-old boy presented with acute cerebellitis and M. pneumoniae infection, resulting in obstructive hydrocephalus requiring neurosurgical intervention. This case, along with 4 similar ones reported in the literature, suggests a distinct clinicopathologic sequence caused by mycoplasma infection.

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