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Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Associated With Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Kasmani, Rahil MD, MRCP; Elkambergy, Hossam MD; Okoli, Kelechi MD, MRCP

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: September 2009 - Volume 17 - Issue 5 - p 342-343
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318191781b
Case Reports

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is due to disruption of the body's autonomic system. Infections, especially viral, have been postulated as possible triggers for this syndrome. Mycoplasma pneumoniae has never been reported to be associated with POTS though most of the organism's extrapulmonary manifestations have an immune basis. We report a case of POTS associated with acute mycoplasma infection.

From the Internal Medicine, St Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo OH.

Reprints: Rahil Kasmani, MD, MRCP, Department Of Internal Medicine, St Vincent Mercy Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St, Toledo, OH 43608. E-mail:

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.